The Jewish Museum in Berlin is the largest Jewish Museum in Europe and records the history of Jews in Europe, from Roman times onto the Middle Ages, through the Holocaust and up until the present day.
The museum was designed by Daniel Liebeskind, and opened only a few years ago. The architecture of the museum is unique. The shape itself is a disjointed Star of David and inside the museum is full of strange angles and jutting pillars meant to represent the strewn nature of the Jewish community in Europe after the Nazis came to power in Germany.
As well as factual information about the history of Jews in Europe, there are a number of art installations. Of particular note is one called "Fallen Leaves", which involves thousands of screaming faces made of steel laid out on the ground. Visitors are encouraged to walk over them, causing the exhibit to produce a raw, cold sound.
The museum was opened in 2001, and was the first Jewish museum in the city since the Gestapo closed the original in 1938.
It is located in Kreuzberg, a suburb just south of Mitte (the city center) and can easily be reached by U-Bahn or bus.
Jewish Museum Reviews
This museum is great,if you wish to learn more about jewish history. Its a huge museum, so you need to spend at least a couple of hours in there. I can also recommend to buy the audio tour! Its cheap and its good! Enjoy!
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