Guided tour of the Güterbahnhof Memorial
The guided city tours led by historian Trille Schünke-Bettinger provide an overview of the diversity and breadth of female resistance to the Nazi regime based on biographical traces of women in Moabit. In addition, the legal and social exclusion of Jewish women is made visible through the biographies of persecuted women.
Program in German language.
The approximately one-and-a-half-hour route leads to six places where women lived, worked and were active during the Nazi era. The individual stops refer to individual fates, such as that of Mathilde Jacob (1873-1943) - a close confidante of Rosa Luxemburg and her executor. After the handover of power to the National Socialists, Jacob maintained contacts with members of the Resistance and, as a Jew, experienced increasing oppression and disenfranchisement until her deportation to Moabit. In 1943, she was murdered in the Theresienstadt concentration camp.
The starting point for all city tours is the dependence of the Mitte Museum in the Tiergarten City Hall, whose exhibition "The Tiergarten City Hall as a Place of Perpetration and Remembrance" provides insights into the history of the site and discusses forms of dealing with Nazi architecture today.
The final point of the city tour is the memorial site Güterbahnhof Moabit. The former Moabit freight station was the largest of Berlin's three deportation stations.
From there, about two thirds of all Jews living in Berlin at that time were deported to the extermination camps.
The station forms the perfidious link between the arrests and internment in the so-called collection camps on the one hand and the killing factories in the East on the other.
The guided tour is a cooperation of the Mitte Museum and FRAUENTOUREN.
Materials about the contemporary witnesses will be provided on site and are also available in easy language.
Start: forecourt of Tiergarten City Hall, Mathilde-Jacob-Platz 1
End: Moabit freight station memorial site
Duration: approx. 1.5 hours