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Coco Schumann in front of a screen
Coco Schumann in front of a Learning Center screen on the day the multimedia story "Survival through Music" was released.
© Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Jo Diener

Survival through Music

Tour of the permanent exhibition and a visit to the Rafael Roth Learning Center

A tour through the exhibition section "German Jews' reaction to National Socialism" is combined with a visit to the Rafael Roth Learning Center.

Here the story of Coco Schumann - who experienced social exclusion and rightlessness as a young Jew in Berlin - is interactively and excitingly relayed. At the age of 18 he was deported first to the Theresienstadt ghetto and then to the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, which he survived as musician to the guards.

Numerous documentary film clips as well as pictures, texts, and audio recordings give a powerful insight into his life and survival.

A worksheet was developed for the Rafael Roth Learning Center to introduce visitors to the multimedia story. It includes tasks and questions on the material and is intended for secondary levels I and II.

The Concept of Combined Tours

Combined tours include a tour of one section of the exhibition and a visit to the Rafael Roth Learning Center, which is the multimedia exhibition space at the Jewish Museum Berlin.

With the help of a worksheet, students independently engage with the multimedia content of the Learning Center, answering questions on the offerings and source materials that they view and listen to at the computer stations.

In-depth information on additional content at the Rafael Roth Learning Center can be found in the "Museum on Site" section of this website.

Coco Schumann with guitar
© Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Sönke Tollkühn

Jewish Museum Berlin
Lindenstr. 9-14
10969 Berlin


Grades 9 to 13

Number of participants

Max. of 15 participants


2 hours


40 euros (including admission)

Educational method

Tour with group work


Education Department
Tel.: +49 (0)30 259 93 305
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 412
E-mail: groups[at]jmberlin.de

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