Im Gespräch – Jüdisches Leben in der DDR: Idealismus, Utopie und Antifaschismus

There is knocking and hammering, lamps are being installed, labels are being stuck to the walls, many display cases are still covered, audios are playing for testing purposes – there is a lot of activity at the Jewish Museum Berlin, as the new special exhibition is soon to open. Curators Tamar Lewinsky, Martina Lüdicke, and Theresia Ziehe focus on Jewish life in East Germany in the exhibition, exploring themes of anti-fascism and invisibility, with a particular emphasis on everyday life rather than famous figures. Tamar Lewinsky guides the conversation through the exhibition rooms.

der Freitag: Frau Lewinsky, mit der Ausstellung wollen Sie jüdisches Leben in der DDR sichtbar machen. War es denn so unsichtbar?

Tamar Lewinsky: Wir versuchen, das Jüdische zu fi