The Jewish Museum Berlin is among the most outstanding institutions on the European museum landscape. Its exhibitions, collection, educational work, and diverse program of events make the museum a vibrant center of German-Jewish history and culture. Its combination of research, discussion, and exchange of ideas make it everyone’s museum, young or old, German or non-German, Jewish or non-Jewish. The museum building designed by Daniel Libeskind is an architectural masterpiece. The building sets new standards, as the relationship which exists here between the contents of the exhibitions and the building is unique. In his architecture, Libeskind portrays the tensions of German-Jewish history by way of two lines of thinking and relationship: One is a straight line, but broken into many fragments, the other is a tortuous line, but continuing indefinitely. At the intersections of these lines are empty spaces known as "Voids" which rise vertically from the ground floor of the building up to the roof. The historical permanent exhibition invites visitors to explore two millennia of German-Jewish history. The exhibition paints a lively picture of German-Jewish life; everyday objects and works of art, interactive elements, and media terminals tell of Jewish culture in Germany.