Berlin for Jews

Poster | History | Shadow

Typefaces: Söhne, Akzidenz-Grotesk
10. 2016

Berlin for Jews

Poster | History | Shadow

Typefaces: Söhne, Akzidenz-Grotesk
10. 2016






|  Symbol  |

“The symbol thus generally represents the merging of the male and the female, and, the elements of fire and water, respectively.”

Haaretz - The Star of David: More Than Just a Symbol of the Jewish People or Nazi Persecutionhaaretz.com/jewish/holocaust-remembrance-day/the-star-of-david-isn-t-just-jewish-1.5323219




|  History  |


The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Photo: Eisenman Architects


The Jewish Museum Berlin
Photo: Tanja Cotoaga


|  Proposal  |

This lecture poster addresses “the baggage of history” for Jews when traveling in Berlin with the visual reference of two major Jewish memorials in the city, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and the Jewish Museum Berlin. Gender segregation during the Holocaust is represented by the separation of the two triangles forming the Judaism symbol, the Star of David. The male to female ratio of the Jewish victims was approximately 2:1, hence the right-side-up triangles (male) doubles the number of the upside-down ones (female). The typeface Söhne used for the title is described by the designer as “the memory of Akzidenz-Grotesk framed through the reality of Helvetica,” which also ties in with the topical juxtaposition of Jews’ historical burden and modern experience in Berlin.

Wikipedia - Jewish Women in the Holocausten.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_women_in_the_Holocaust