To Stay or Go? German Jews in the Nazi Period

Student Workshop on the Experiences of German Jews

This workshop for students aged 14 and older combines biographical work with methods from the field of educational theater. It uses objects from the museum’s diverse collection and illustrations from the graphic novels The Arrival and The Boxer to teach participants about the plight of German Jews in the 1930s.

By appointment
Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Education

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

Flight and Emigration

How was it possible that around half of the German Jews were able to leave Nazi Germany? Which reasons were there to leave, and why did others stay?

Deprived of their livelihoods, excluded from society, and treated like second-class citizens, many Jews fled their German homeland in the 1930s. In October 1941 it became illegal for them to emigrate. This workshop about flight and emigration focuses on the fears and hardship of the Jewish population and the growing difficulties faced by those wishing to leave.

Cover of the Graphic Novel »The Boxer« by Reinhard Kleist

Reinhard Kleist: The Boxer;
Carlsen, 2012

Black-and-white phograph of Valparaiso's harbour

The harbour of Valparaiso in Chile. In July 1963, the Simon family returned to Germany.
Jewish Museum Berlin, Gift of Herbert and Elisabeth Simon

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Education

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

More Information

  • When

    By appointment

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Where
    W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Education

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

  • Information and Reservation

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

  • Cost

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

  • Age

    14 and older

  • Educational method

    Workshop

  • Teilnehmer*innenzahl

    max. 15

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Workshops for School Groups during the Remodeling Phase

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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

A New Land

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

Antisemitism Today

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

The Crazy Crooked House

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Archive with Eyewitnesses of History

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

Emigration/Exile

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