In two seminars of the Chair of Jewish History and Culture at LMU Munich, students under the direction of Julia Treindl have designed a virtual map of German-Jewish history for immediate use in school lessons, which will be expanded in the coming semesters. The project was funded by the association "1700 Jahre jüdisches Leben in Deutschland e.V." and by the Interior Ministry.
The project unites various cultural and educational actors, including Geschichtomat, in order to present Jewish life and culture in the region to the public and make it permanently visible. As part of the project, a workshop for students took place in which the participants researched the Jewish history of their home region. With the support of historians and media professionals, they created videos for an active culture of remembrance.
Max Halberstadt (1882-1940) was one of Hamburg's best-known portrait photographers in the 1920s. The Museum of Hamburg History dedicated a special exhibition to him in 2021. In this context, there was a cooperation with the Geschichtomat project. Parts of the digital map of Jewish Hamburg can also be found on the museum website.
Geschichtomat has been successfully carried out in Hamburg for many years. We are convinced that it works! Now we are looking for project partners throughout Germany who would like to implement the project with us in their city or region.
Are you an institution, facility or organization with expertise in the field of German-Jewish history? Are you interested in putting together a regional team of media educators and cultural educators who have experience in teaching? Then get in touch with us! We look forward to hearing from you.