All MESHUGGE? Jewish Wit and Humour
LAUGHING IN SPITE OF IT ALL
This program concentrates on the section of the exhibition dealing with laughter during the Nazi regime and recalls the artists who after 1938 had nothing to laugh about. We look at their careers in exile, the return to Vienna and whether it is permissible to make jokes about Adolf Hitler.
This education program for pupils aged 16 years and over is suitable for classes in history and politics.
JUST LOOK AT THAT!
This famous sentence by Karl Farkas is the theme of a discussion that looks at the cultural history of Europe, the USA, and Israel on the basis of humor. From the shtetl to Vienna, from Vienna to Berlin and back, to the USA and Israel: pupils will look for specific objects in the exhibition and put them in a geographical and historical context. What did people laugh at and when? Are jokes always funny? Who is permitted to laugh about whom? Jokes and humor are influenced by their environment; they describe a time and mood, places and sensitivities – from the Yiddish theater in Praterstrasse to Hollywood, from the double act to stand-up comedy.
This education program for pupils aged 14 years and over is suitable for classes in German and history.
WHAT DOES SUPERMAN SEE …
… in the Jewish Museum Vienna? Every child knows this all-powerful comic hero. He was invented by Jerry Siegel, whose Jewish family arrived in the USA from Lithuania. This amusing program for young exhibition visitors gives an insight into the colorful world of comics and takes us through the entire museum. We get Superman to find favorite objects and develop an exciting museum story together in which Superman’s help is required. Children can draw their own heroes and take the comic productions home with them.
This education program for pupils aged 10 years.