Frankfurt Jewish Museum reopens with new core exhibition

After five years of closure for revamp and reconstruction, the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt has reopened — with a totally new core exhibit, new interactive and other features that include an archival exhibit on the Frankfurt roots of Anne Frank, and a modern new “Light Building” to join the original premises, the historic Rothschild Palais.

The title of the museum’s new incarnation is “We Are Now: Jewish Frankfurt from the Enlightenment to the Present.” This title stresses the exhibit’s focus on history’s connection to the present, from around 1800, through modernization, through the Shoah, through the post-WW2 period to today’s world. It continues the earlier, pre-Emancipation story told at the museum’s Judengasse branch, located on the site of the one-time Jewish ghetto.

The Frankfurt museum opened on November 9, 1988 — the 50th anniversary of Kristallnacht.

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