Read and Research
We have moved!
The new Library and Archive Reading Room in the Jewish Museum Berlin Academy opposite the museum will be open to visitors from 24 June 2013. Opening hours are:
- Monday and Wednesday, 12 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The reading room will remain closed until 21 June 2013.
The archival holdings can be accessed again from the end of July.
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 560
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 318
The library’s open access area with over 20,000 books is freely accessible.
Please use the registration form for orders from the Rare Book Library / Rare Book Depot / Depot.
Inquiries relating to individuals and families
The Jewish Museum Berlin receives numerous inquiries relating to individuals and families from genealogists, scientists, and journalists. There is no central inquiry office for such matters, neither at the Jewish Museum Berlin nor elsewhere. The sources of German-Jewish history are scattered throughout the world. Some of the archives we can recommend are assembled in the following PDF (in German).The Jewish Museum Berlin is only able to provide information on the approximately 1,500 bequests held in its own collections; it does not undertake person-related searches in other institutions.