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official funerals in Berlin

Every year, 5-10 percent of all deceased Berliners are buried by Berlin authorities. Most of them at the Old Cathedral Cemetery of St. Hedwig in Mitte. This evening is intended to make this special place visible and tangible. An open air film and memory evening.


18:00 Guided tour of the cemetery (urn attendant Bernd Simon and cemetery manager Galina Kalugina)

18:30 Panel discussion: How we die (Johanna Klug, author; Patrick Larscheid, Berlin medical officer; Sebastian Schlüsselburg MdA, DIE LINKE; Galina Kalugina, cemetery director; moderator: Djamilia Prange de Oliveira)

19:30 Commemoration & Music (Bardo Choir, Widerklang Choir, Berlin Pub Choir)20:30 Documentary film "Alleingang" (Q&A with protagonist Bernd Simon and the film team)

21:30 Exchange & drinks

Admission is free. Donations are welcome. There will be chairs, but also the possibility to bring your own picnic blanket for the meadow.

Part of DRAUSSENSTADT. Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion and the Foundation for Cultural Education and Cultural Consulting.

Film: German (Subtitles: English)
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