Coco Schumann: A Life in Music

Learning Center Workshop for Students Aged 14 to 18

Students take a tour of the exhibition section titled "German Jews' Reaction to National Socialism" (more) and combine it with a visit to the Rafael Roth Learning Center. One of the exciting interactive stories presented in the center revolves around Jewish musician Coco Schumann, who was ostracized and stripped of his rights as a young man in Berlin.

At the age of eighteen, Schumann was deported to the Theresienstadt ghetto and then to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. He survived the latter by playing music for the guards. In postwar Germany, Schumann embarked on a professional career as a musician and continues to play music today.

By appointment
Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, lower level, Rafael Roth Learning Center


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Independent Work at the Rafael Roth Learning Center

Numerous documentary clips, photographs, texts, and audio recordings provide a vivid impression of Coco Schumann’s life.

Using a worksheet, students explore the multimedia content on their own, answering questions about the materials and sources that they listen to and view at the computer stations.

Jewish Museum Berlin, Photo: Sönke Tollkühn

Information and Reservation
Nadja Rentzsch
phone: 
+49 (0)30 259 93 437
Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, lower level, Rafael Roth Learning Center


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

More Information

  • When

    By appointment

  • Duration

    2 Hours

  • Where
    Libeskind Building, lower level, Rafael Roth Learning Center

    
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

  • Age

    14-18

  • Educational method

    Workshop

  • Teilnehmer*innenzahl

    max. 15