Museums: In Berlin, Teaching Germany’s Jewish History

Source: NYT, 5-2-09

Oliver Hartung for The New York Times

The Jüdisches Museum Berlin’s slanted designs suggest a world fractured by the Holocaust.

There may be worse Jewish museums in the world than the Jüdisches Museum Berlin, which opened in 2001. But it is difficult to imagine that any could be as uninspiring and banal, particularly given its pedigree and promise. Has any other Jewish museum been more celebrated or its new building (designed by Daniel Libeskind) so widely hailed? Is any other Jewish museum of more symbolic importance?….

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