Sat 7th May to Sun 18th December 2022 – for people aged 10+

Susi & Us - To Look Or To Look Away

An exhibition based on the book "Susi, die Enkelin von Haus Nummer 4"

Engagement and civil coverage require a lot of bravery. This exhibition deals with the question of whether to turn a blind eye or to intervene - both today and in the past. It is based on the true story of the Jewish girl, Susi Collm, who between 1942 and 1945 was forced into hiding from the Nazis.

Historical Documents

A variety of exhibits visually show the story. Examples include the very last farewell letter sent by the grandma or the visa for the move to Cuba, which ultimately came too late.

The Historical Link To Today

The lessons and stories of the past are still relevant today. Among the questions for you to ponder:

  • Are you susceptible to brainwashing? Take the test!
  • Do you have a mind of your own?

Open The Right Door

Behind the door lies evidence of the amazing courage it took to stand with the Jewish people at the time. Justify your own laws in parliament. See, hear and learn more about Jewish life and culture in Germany today.

Our New Exhibition

The "Susi & Us - To Look Or To Look Away" exhibition sees the Alice Museum transformed into a city-like landscape featuring 7 interactive stations.

The Main Focus

The exhibition revolves around the true story of a Jewish girl named Susi Collm. She was just 6 years old when she and her parents was forced into hiding by the Nazis in 1942. Susi managed to survive thanks to the heroism of many brave people and because she never gave up despite the atrocities committed during the Nazi period.

The Family's Fears

Visitors to the exhibition will learn about the many fears faced by the Collm family. Starting with their exclusion by the Nazis, the deportation of grandma Gertrud and everything that led up to to parents' decision to go into hiding.

Friend Or Foe?

Here you'll come across various figures from Susi's story and learn about their thoughts and opinions when you look through the red "mind-reading glasses". Ludwig, Susi's father, will describe being sacked from the school where he taught and you'll also hear from the heroic couple who gave the family help and the SA man involved in the Nazi regime.

School Partnerships

The pupils from the Alfred Nobel School in Berlin-Neukölln have been taking part in a long-term project which examines what leads to anti-semitism and hatred of certain groups. The films, poetry and pictures they have produced can be seen in the art room of the Alice Museum.

The Exhibition Creators

"Susi & Us - To Look Or To Look Away" is an exhibition created by the Alice Museum for Children at the FEZ and the Senate Department for Youth, Education & Family. It is based on the children's book "Susi, die Enkelin von Haus Nummer 4" written by Birgitta Behr. The exhibition is a cooperation with the Anne Frank Centre in Berlin and is sponsored by Sparkasse's PS Sparen und Gewinnen programme.

Iris Berben

Unusual approaches via film, sound, light and architecture create space for active confrontation with the Nazi period as well as showing modern day examples of exclusion and anti-semitism. Examples of civil courage are also shown alongside.

The actress Iris Berben guides visitors through the exhibition as a narrator in both sound and vision.

"A really important topic that has been realised in an exciting and clever way. I'm very happy to have been part of this exhibition." Iris Berben

Opening Hours & Tickets

Open Tuesdays & Wednesday during the summer holidays from 10am to 5pm
Recommended for ages 10+

Ticket: €7.0 per person
Families of 2+: €6.00 per person
Includes Island Adventures, FEZ Beach and boat rides

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