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Learn the stories of several Jewish families

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Berlin district of Gesundbrunnen was not a popular Jewish residential area in Berlin. However, there was also a lively and diverse Jewish community here with a synagogue, retirement home, hospital and many Jewish-owned businesses.



Jewish Orthodox, liberals, communists, industrialists and merchants were at home in the working-class district. Cultural and social life was also shaped by Jewish citizens; one thinks, for example, of the garden city Atlantic with one of the most important cinema and variety theaters in Germany at the time.


Together with the city guide Nirit Ben-Joseph, the participants go in search of traces of Jewish life around Badstrasse. You will learn the stories of several Jewish families and learn about their struggle to save their own existence and escape from Germany.


The stories are full of desperation, denunciation and murder, but also characterized by mutual help, rescue and new beginnings. Some stumbling blocks in the Gesundbrunnen district are already a reminder of the fate of the area's former Jewish residents, but there are many more traces of Jewish life to be discovered in the Badstraße neighborhood.


City tour (March 17th/May 26th/September 15th/October 20th, 2024)


Meeting point: Jülicher Str. 14, 13357 Berlin. Registration not required. Free of charge


Lecture (April 16th / November 7th, 2024)


Location: Mitte Museum.

Registration not required. Admission free.
Additional information
Meeting point: Jülicher Str. 14, 13357 Berlin

Booking: Registration not required. Free of charge.
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April 2024
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