Interior view of the Jewish Museum Berlin’s permanent exhibition, segment "Tradition and Change"
Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Thomas Bruns
Our historical permanent exhibition chooses an unusual perspective on the history of Germany and German-speaking territories. Two Millennia of German Jewish History lets the visitor see the Germany of the past and present through the eyes of the Jewish minority. This point of view presents well-known historical events with a new focus and greater complexity alongside the fates of individuals and families.
- We are dedicating a major retrospective show to the artist Boris Lurie: "No Compromises! The Art of Boris Lurie" (26 February – 31 July 2016).
- Accompanying the 7th Council of the European Mathematical Society in Berlin, the exhibition "Transcending Tradition" explores the working lives and activities of Jewish mathematicians in German-speaking academic culture (17 July – 14 August 2016).
- From 23 September, the myth of a man who can create artificial life is the focus of our large exhibition about the golem.
Rafael Roth Learning Center
At the Rafael Roth Learning Center, stories conceived as virtual exhibitions can be viewed, along with other resources, in computer alcoves.
Online Exhibitions on the Trail of Forgotten Biographies and Jewish Fates
Five online exhibitions have been developed in cooperation with the Google Cultural Institute to date and are freely accessible on the net. They present objects and stories from our holdings and have links to our online collections to learn more:
- Jewish Women Ceramicists from Germany after 1933 – Searching for traces of forgotten biographies and artworks
- "Mazel Tov!" – The First Bar Mitzvah of 1945 in Berlin
- "Does anybody have information ...?" The Long Search for the Marcuse Family
- "... until we meet again, safe and sound" – Bianka Hassel and her Liberation from the Theresienstadt Ghetto
- "May he rot forever!" – A German-Jewish emigrant returns as a liberator in 1944/45