"It Was as Simple as That"

Student Workshop on Growing up Jewish in Germany after 1945

In this workshop students aged 14 to 18 form small groups and use audio stories to explore the lives of Jews presented in our exhibition.

What was it like to grow up in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland after 1945? We posed this question to eighteen well-known, less-known, religious, and not-so-religious Jews and recorded their answers. We also asked them for a photograph that shows an important event in their childhood or adolescence.

By appointment
Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, permanent exhibition

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Daniel Wildmann, Photo: Paul Wildmann

Stories about the Past with a Bearing on the Present

The photos date from 1947 to the early 1990s and capture contradictory moments in the interviewees’ lives: feelings of estrangement and belonging, escapes from daily routines, hopes, and dreams.

At the conclusion of the workshop the groups discuss their results and relate them to their own experiences.

Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, permanent exhibition

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

More Information

  • When

    By appointment

  • Duration

    2,5 hours

  • Where
    Libeskind Building, permanent exhibition

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

  • Entry fee

    30 euros (including admission fee; one chaperon free of charge)

  • Information and Reservation

    Education Department
    phone: +49 (0)30 259 93 305
    fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 412
    gruppen@jmberlin.de

  • Age

    14 to 18

  • Educational method

    Workshop

  • Teilnehmer*innenzahl

    max. 15

Workshops (11) Programs for School Groups Show all

Programs for School Groups

School groups can book workshops at the museum on a variety of themes.

Shabbat

Workshop for students aged 10 to 18 about the holiday once a week

Yofi Means Great!

Introduction to Hebrew for students aged 10 to 14

Nathan und seine Kinder (Nathan and His Children)

Three workshops about the young-adult novel by Mirjam Pressler for students aged 13 to 19 (German only)

Dawn of the Modern Age

Workshop about the period from the German Empire to the Weimar Republic for students aged 14 to 19

Archive with Eyewitnesses of History

This workshop for students aged 14 and older combines primary sources with meeting a historical eyewitness

To Stay or Go?

Workshop for students aged 14 to 19 about Nazism and Emigration

A Closer Look

Workshop for students aged 14 to 19 about Jewish daily life and new beginnings in DP camps

"It Was as Simple as That"

Workshop for students aged 14 to 19 about growing up Jewish after 1945

"Who am I? How Did I Get This Way?"

Workshop for students aged 14 to 19 about identity and diversity

Antisemitism Today

Workshop about the history of anti-Judaism and modern anti-Semitism for students aged 14 and older

A New Land

Workshop for students aged 9 to 19 about the graphic novel by Shaun Tan

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