Jewish Life in Germany: Past and Present

22nd August 2020 - 22nd August 2021

The new core exhibition at the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Jewish Life in Germany: Past and Present exhibition, is divided into five historical chapters. It spans from the beginnings of Jewish life in Ashkenaz, through the emancipation movement, the Enlightenment, and to the present. A large space is dedicated to National Socialism and “After 1945,” where topics such as restitution and reparation are the central themes. The “final chorus” brings the polyphony of contemporary Jewish together in a video installation. The subsequent tour of the exhibition combines historical narrative with insights into Jewish culture and religion by uncovering the sacred aspects of Judaism and exploring what happens on Shabbat. This exhibition includes a presentation of objects, art installations, hands-on stations, and unique virtual reality section spanning two levels of the museum for visitors to enjoy.

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