Matters of Faith in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Views of the Permanent Exhibition

Why does the bridegroom stamp on a glass at the end of a Jewish wedding ceremony? Does “clean” mean the same thing as “pure”? How does a person get to Paradise? The Matters of Faith section of our permanent exhibition, which opened in 2009, takes a look at important objects, customs, and places in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Make yourself comfortable and watch one of the entertaining animated films that focus on contemporary life. These short introductions to “matters of faith” are fascinating even for the secular-minded.

Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, level 2, permanent exhibition


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, level 2, permanent exhibition


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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Permanent Exhibition Highlights

How to Get to the Permanent Exhibition

From the main entrance, our visitors descend a staircase into the Libeskind Building, where the permanent exhibition begins.

Matters of Faith

The three video viewing stations about "Matters of Faith" on the second level feature entertaining and important material about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

The Shabbat Table

The "Tradition and Change" section of our exhibition, on the second level, displays objects that relate to the day of rest.

O Christmas Tree!

During the German Empire, Christmas trees could be found in some Jewish households. You'll find ours in the section about "Family Life" in our permanent exhibition.

Schooldays

Jewish schools past and present. By listening and rummaging, you'll learn here about the Hebrew alphabet and the Jewish calendar.

In Exile

On the second level of our permanent exhibition

On Trial: Auschwitz and Majdanek

Portraits of participants in the Majdanek Trial in Düsseldorf and a film installation of opinions on the Auschwitz Trial on the first upper level.

What Would You Take Along?

You can find out what items Jewish children brought into exile on the first upper level and read each child's story.

Emigration Stories

On the Axis of Exile on the lower level of the Libeskind Building, you will find objects that people bought along when they emigrated.

The Children’s Island

On the first upper level, there is an area for children where they look at and even touch objects or draw their own pictures.

Religion

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