Current exhibition

Mirjam Pressler

Writing her Fate / 04/19/2024 - 09/01/2024

This exhibition dedicated to the award-winning painter, translator, and children’s and young adult author Mirjam Pressler invites viewers to immerse themselves in her imaginative world and explore their own personal creativity.

Mirjam Pressler (1940–2019) translated the Diary of Anne Frank from Dutch and works by Amos Oz, Lizzie Doron, Batya Gur, and Zeruya Shalev from Hebrew into German. She also wrote novels for young people. Her books, among them Bitter Chocolate, November Cats, and Malka Mai, are painful personal accounts of fear, loneliness, disability, and food disorders. Yet despite this, they are filled with courage and hope.

Mirjam Pressler’s path toward becoming an award-winning children’s and young adult author and translator was by no means predetermined. Her life began in poverty, loneliness, and violence. As a teenager she dreamed of becoming a painter; later in life she came to writing. With great courage, she took her fate into her own hands and forged a lasting happiness.

The exhibition is dedicated to the great impact of Mirjam Pressler’s texts and pictures. It also, however, addresses motherhood, Israel, and Judaism—themes that shaped her life and work. Our interactive displays invite viewers to become creatively engaged.

The exhibition was curated by Dr. Franziska Krah with the support of Talitha Breidenstein. Its realization was made possible by the Cultural Fund Frankfurt RheinMain, the Ernst Max von Grunelius Foundation, the S. Fischer Foundation and the Anne Frank Fund Basel.

Event location:
Jewish Museum Frankfurt

Opened today: 10:00 – 17:00

  • Museum ticket (permanent exhibition Jewish Museum+Judengasse) normal/reduced
    12€ / 6 €
  • Kombiticket (temporary exhibition+ museum ticket) normal/reduced
    14€ / 7€
  • Temporary Exhibition
  • Family Card
  • Frankfurt Pass/Kulturpass
  • Kids under 18
  • Every last Saturday of the month ("Satourday")
  • Entrance to the building (Life Deli/museum shop/library)

  • Reduced entry for:

  • Students / Trainees (from 18 years)

  • People with disabilities from 50 % (1 accompanying person free)

  • People doing military or alternative civilian service / unemployed

  • Owners of the Frankfurt Card


  • Free entry for:

  • Members of the Society of our Friends and Patrons association

  • Birthday children of all ages

  • Children and teenagers up to 17 years

  • Students of the Goethe University / FH / HfMDK

  • Apprentices from Frankfurt

  • Refugees

  • Holders of Museumsufer-Card or Museumsufer-Ticket

  • Members of ICOM or Museumsbund

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Bertha-Pappenheim-Platz 1, 60311 Frankfurt am Main

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