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Jüdisches Museum Berlin

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"The Jewish Museum houses objects, photographs, & other aspects of Jewish life from the 19th & early 20th centuries. The website declares that the exhibitions "tell stories with objects", which is the perfect way to describe it. The collections allow you to explore Judaism, mostly in Berlin but also in some other places, before and during the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party. Apparently, they are hoping to expand their collection to include post-WWII. I personally loved the perspective this museum offers. I recommend it because the focus is very different than other Jewish history museums and the experience is incredibly unique. Ordinary, otherwise mundane objects show the humanity of a group of people who were greatly dehumanized during Hitler's rule. The building itself has a somewhat disorienting, zig-zagging design; the effect is up for interpretation but it certainly adds layers to the experience. The architect, Daniel Libeskind, explains that it represents Jewish-German relations throughout history, and calls it his "Between the Lines" design. The Holocaust Tower, or "Voided Void", is an especially haunting experience. The acoustics, the temperature, the atmosphere- it's all jarringly different from outside of the tower. There's almost a sense of claustrophobia induced by the imposing concrete walls. A sliver of light peaks through at the top, but it is otherwise dark. There's one sharp corner that feels especially crushing. I believe "desolate" is the best word to describe the tower. Walk around the space and sit with what comes up, it's definitely a unique experience. Price: The permanent exhibitions are free to enter and the temporary ones are 8 EUR. Students may enter at 3 EUR. Children under the age of 18 can enter for free. The ANOHA Children's World is free but adults can only enter accompanied by a child. How long to plan: 60-90 minutes is sufficient for this museum. How to get there: Bus 248 takes you within a two-minute walk of the museum. If coming from Alexanderplatz, take the bus toward Reicharstr. or Dillenburger Str. and get off at Jüdisches Museum Know before you go: If you're traveling with children, the museum recently opened ANOHA, a "children's world". I don't know much about this, but it may be worth exploring the website before your trip!"
"Designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, the Jewish Museum Berlin offers a powerful exploration of Jewish history and culture in Germany through its striking architecture and moving exhibitions."
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"The Jewish Museum Berlin explores the history, culture, and contributions of Jewish people in Germany. Its exhibits cover topics such as Jewish life, religion, and the Holocaust."

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