When: Early Afternoon on Day 3, 5, or 6
Optional sightseeing venue; combined with visit to the German Museum of Technology
Berlin’s world-renowned Jewish Museum, designed by the famous architect Daniel Libeskind, showcases the triumph and tragedy of Jewish life in Berlin and Germany through the centuries. Permanent exhibitions include displays on Jews in Germany in the ancient, medieval and early modern periods; Berlin’s status as a center of Jewish life in the 19th and early 20th centuries; the Holocaust and responses to it, including trials against high ranking former Nazis; and the reemergence of Jewish life in Berlin since 1945.
After the visit to the Jewish Museum, participants will visit the German Museum of Technology for the rest of the afternoon. Students electing not to visit the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp on Day 4 will visit these two museums as well as the DDR (East Germany) Museum instead.