The more you know about Jewish and German cultures and about the world’s biggest crime, the Shoah, the more you may ask: why?
Although it may be the largest center in Europe for information on the Jewish and their culture, the museum cannot answer all your questions. But it can give you more than facts – in other words, a uniquely profound impression, that will both move and enrich you.
This is certainly the merit of the architect Daniel Libeskind. The museum’s ground plan in the form of a broken Jewish star, the zigzag windows, the Garden of Exile with its warped steles, the threatening Holocaust-Tower, and the Voids (empty rooms for the unforgotten victims) are bound to linger and remain in the visitors’ minds long after they leave the museum.
In sum, however, you will not experience a sad place here. The glass-roofed-courtyard, the arbor path, the fragrant silverberries, and the Paul Celan courtyard are spaces of encounter that ultimately cultivate a sense of hope.
For more impressions, visit: www.jmberlin.de
Jewish Museum Berlin
Open on Mon., 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Open on Tue. to Sun. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Information: Phone: +49 -30-25-99-33 00
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