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Mapping Memories – Judengasse extended

Location: Museum Judengasse and surroundings


Museum Judengasse and Vicinity / The pop-up event series “Mapping Memories – Judengasse Extended” will open at Museum Judengasse on 13 April 2023. Admission to all pop-up events is free of charge. Please register for the individual events at: / A detailed programme will soon be available online at: METAhub


The multi-day event “Mapping Memories” focuses on the forcibly suppressed traces of the Judengasse from public spaces. At its heart lies a pop-up exhibition with archaeological finds as well as an artistic intervention into the present-day appearance of the historical site. “Mapping Memories” makes material and immaterial traces of memory visible and tangible on site. In addition to performances, installations and a digital reconstruction of the Judengasse, the event also includes talks, workshops, the development of open educational resources, guided tours in urban space and new outdoor communication panels in the vicinity of the Museum Judengasse.


The Judengasse in Frankfurt

In the late Middle Ages, Jews in Frankfurt were forced to move into a closed-off district along the medieval city wall. Frankfurt’s Judengasse remained unchanged for more than 300 years. In the 17th century, just under 3,000 people lived in the ghetto, which was located between today’s Konstablerwache and Börneplatz. Despite the limited space, Judengasse developed into one of the most important centres of Jewish life in Europe. Today, traces of the ghetto have largely disappeared from the cityscape. Only the foundations of five houses in the Judengasse Museum bear witness to Jewish history in the early modern period.


METAhub Frankfurt

METAhub (Museum, Education, Theatre, Arts) is a project of the Jewish Museum Frankfurt, the Archaeological Museum Frankfurt and the Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm that brings Jewish history into the city in digital and performative form. The project is being carried out in cooperation with the NODE Association for the Promotion of Digital Culture and is based on a new form of collaboration between museum professionals and dramaturges on the one hand and media artists on the other. The first phase of the project was dedicated to the material and immaterial heritage of the Börneplatz Synagogue, while the second phase deals with the history of Frankfurt’s Judengasse. The results of this transdisciplinary collaboration will be presented in multi-day live pop-up events and on the online platform

Admission to the pop-up event is free. Please register for the individual events at: