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Workshops on the Special Exhibition for Teenagers

Workshop for Schoolchildren in the Jewish Museum BerlinMaterials for a workshop for schoolchildren in the Jewish Museum BerlinWerner Max Finkelstein on the way to Bolivia, 1941Alijah dice game on the topic of emigration, Berlin, early 1930sGuided tour for children in the Jewish Museum Berlin
Programs for schoolchildren, work materials and objects

Please note: This program was available only for the duration of the exhibition and can no longer be booked!

To the "Home and Exile" Workshop
To the Theater Workshop "Banished into Exile"
To the Guided Tours for School Classes

Home and Exile. Jewish Emigration from Germany since 1933

We offer an interactive workshop for pupils at the 9th grade level or higher, whose instruction has already dealt with the subject of National Socialism and who have the necessary basic knowledge of history.

Guided by experienced museum educators, the participants work in small groups to research central questions posed by the exhibition: What were the political prerequisites that provided the background for the mass emigration? Why did people decide to take the step of emigration? Which countries were they allowed to enter and under what conditions? What bureaucratic hurdles had to be taken and what kinds of personal antagonism did the emigrés have to shoulder? What indignities did they experience, both upon leaving Germany and upon arriving in their countries of refuge? What did it mean when parents had to part with their children, and how arduous was the passage to Latin America during that period?

The pupils write short texts on the individual countries and biographies and photograph key objects, stating reasons why they were selected. Creative media can be integrated as well. The group results are presented and arranged on an "empty" map of the world to generate a joint result of the different group projects. This map then offers insight into the altogether difficult situation of Jewish emigrés in the period of National Socialism and serves as a lasting document of the visit to the exhibition.

Dates and times by appointment
Price: 3 euros per person
(Chaperones are admitted free of charge)
Groups should have between 10 and a maximum of 20 pupils.
If the group is larger, it will be divided into two separate groups in parallel workshops.
Duration: approx. 2.5-3 hours

Banished into Exile
Theater Workshop

In this workshop we seek a theatrical approach to the subject of the exhibition by joining theoretical and emotional learning. As an introduction to the workshop, family photographs, tickets for a ship voyage, children's toys, drawings and other souvenirs illustrate the situation of the Jews in the 1930s. Robbed of their economic foundation and discriminated against as second-class citizens, all that remained for them was to search for a new place to call home.

Guided by a drama teacher, pupils at the 9th grade level or higher research biographical portraits introduced in the exhibition, and look into the special situation of the emigrés in the various countries of refuge. Tools of improvisation theater are used to focus on central concepts like home, exile, but also situations like preparing to flee. A game of scenes emerges, in which the particiants develop situations on historical experience.

Dates and times by appointment
Price: 3 euros per person (chaperones are admitted free of charge)
Groups should have 10 to a maximum of 20 pupils.
Duration: approx. 3 hours

Information and registration for the workshops
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 305
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 412
e-mail: fuehrungen@jmberlin.de

Guided tours for school classes

Consult with us to arrange special guided tours of the special exhibition tailored to the age of your schoolchildren.
Price: 2.75 euros per person
(Chaperones are admitted free of charge)
Duration: Duration: approx. 1-1.5 hours