Set to open next year, Warsaw's new Jewish museum will be home to one of the world's most extensive exhibitions about the history of Jewish life. Organizers expect to welcome up to half a million visitors annually.
Famous for designing the Jewish Museum Berlin, architect Daniel Libeskind has created more than 45 buildings worldwide. As he turns 70 on May 12, he is planning still more. Here are some of his most remarkable works.
When Bavaria introduced its famous Beer Purity Law 500 years ago, Jews had already developed their own brewing traditions over thousands of years. The Jewish Museum in Munich now celebrates the cultural history of beer.
Although part Jewish, Hildebrand Gurlitt loved the Modern art the Nazis banned. Nevertheless, he found himself as Hitler's art dealer, responsible for selling masterpieces the Nazis had stolen from Jews.
Filmmaker Artur Brauner has donated 21 of his films to the Jewish Museum in Berlin. The Holocaust survivor was one of Germany's leading film producers in the post-war era.
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