Jewish Museum Berlin, with Maren Krüger
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What percentage of the visitors to Berlin’s Jewish Museum are from other countries, and what is their main reason for visiting the museum?
The Jewish Museum Berlin was opened in 2001 and is one of the largest Jewish Museums in Europe. It consists of three buildings, two of which were designed for the museum by architect Daniel Libeskind. The permanent exhibition as well as various changing exhibitions trace German-Jewish history from its beginnings in the fourth century to the present. This history is documented in the collections, the library and the archive, in the computer terminals at the museum’s Rafael Roth Learning Center, and is reflected in the museum’s program of events. The museum is one of Berlin’s most frequented museums, with over 700,000 visitors a year.
Maren Krüger, the curator of the museum’s permanent collection, spoke with us about the museum, its history, contents, and some upcoming changes.