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November 5, 2023

On November 5, 1923, a pogrom occurred in Berlin's Scheunenviertel - a working-class district with a visible Eastern European Jewish population. For almost two days, Berlin citizens, egged on by agitators exploiting concerns about the inflation crisis, marched through the streets and committed days of violence.


The date of the November pogrom 15 years later on November 9th, 1938 is commemorated annually. But these massive anti-Semitic riots, carried out by the people of Berlin 10 years before the beginning of the Nazi dictatorship, have almost disappeared from public historical consciousness.

The Scheunenviertel pogrom will celebrate its 100th anniversary on November 5th, 2023. To mark this shocking occasion, the New Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum Foundation is organizing a day of remembrance.


The event looks for traces of the destroyed Jewish and migrant urban society of the Scheunenviertel. A diverse program with guided tours, films and panel discussions will not only provide an impression of the forgotten, dense life in the Scheunenviertel. The question is also raised as to how a steadfast, interwoven and solidarity-based memory can be anchored in urban space in the future.



PROGRAM


11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. City walk


“Colorful, committed and endangered”: Jewish life in the Spandau suburb and in the Scheunenviertel between the world wars



2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. City walk


“Search for clues: Jewish and other Berliners in the Spandau suburb” with students from the European University Viadrina


4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Film and panel discussion


Film screening “Berlin Totale: Almstadtstraße”, 1979 and panel discussion “Jewish visibility in urban space”


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