Historical city walk around the New Synagogue Berlin
Guided tour as part of the accompanying program for the exhibition Times of Upheaval and Another Country. Jewish in the GDR in cooperation with the New Synagogue Berlin Foundation – Centrum Judaicum and the Jewish Museum Berlin
The Spandau suburb and its surroundings were once a center of Jewish life in Berlin, and today many Jewish institutions and organizations have returned here. But what did it look like immediately after the end of the war and what it was like in GDR times - between catastrophe and new beginnings, anti-fascist ideology and lived Judaism? Go on a historical search for traces!
In cooperation with the New Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum Foundation, the Jewish Museum Berlin invites you as part of the exhibition Another Country. Jews in the GDR go on a special city walk around the New Synagogue in Berlin. Where could Jewish life still be found here between 1945 and 1990, and where did the small East Berlin Jewish community meet? Which “Jewish” places disappeared from public awareness and where did special places of political and private remembrance emerge?
What roles did Jews play in the political and cultural life of the GDR? To what extent were they able to live out their Jewishness – as part of an areligious socialist society?
The two-hour city walk begins in the Centrum Judaicum with an exploration of the building ensemble, which was partially restored in 1988 - today once again a place for encounters, learning and active Jewish community life.
Dates: October 15th / November 19th / 17.12. / 01/21/24