Audio walk on the history of National Socialism in Berlin-Steglitz
"Stadt verhören" is a digital audio walk about the time of National Socialism in the district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf. The stories set to music show the opposite: the support of persecuted people through "help at eye level," as historian Wolfgang Benz says in an interview. The example of the SS-Wirtschaftsverwaltungshauptamt shows how the structure of Nazi terror was based on the division of labor.
The audio walk starts at the mirror wall at the Steglitzer Kreisel, which commemorates the Jewish Berliners who were victims of Nazi terror. The listeners learn about the controversy that almost prevented the erection of this wall. During the walk they get to know the resistance group 'Onkel Emil' with its member Ruth Andreas-Friedrich, who dealt with the expulsion and disenfranchisement of Jewish tradesmen. But they also talk about a central, largely unknown, but significant institution of National Socialist rule in Steglitz, the SS-Wirtschaftsverwaltungshauptamt Unter den Eichen.
A member of a workers' resistance group from the Onkel-Tom-Siedlung and many people who were committed to making history visible in the post-war period will also have their say. Interviews with experts Wolfgang Benz, Doris Fürstenberg, Christoph Kreutzmüller, Günter Morsch, Benno Nietzel, Thomas Schleissing-Niggemann and Jan Erik Schulte provide insight into many exciting details.
The audio walk can be taken as a walk or listened to independently of location.
(Program in German)