Explore Jewish Berlin: Before Hitler, a third of the 560.000 German Jews lived in Berlin. Their traces are all over town.
Jewish Berlin: history and presence
Some points to visit with my city tours with vans and walking tours are: Daniel Libeskind’s astonishing Jewish Museum, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe / Holocaust Memorial, we’ll see the area around the New Synagogue and Hackescher Markt. The visit of the small, most impressive museum of Otto Weidt’s Workshop of the Blind shows us a family’s hide-out within a big, fascinating network of support for Jews, the former Jewish Girls’ and Boys’ Schools and Jewish Hospital, the oldest Jewish Cemetery with Moses Mendelssohn‘s tomb stone, Rosen Street’s Womens’ Protest, site of oldest synagogue, Stumble Stones, Schöneberg Memorials.
Beautiful setting, horrible content on Wannsee lake
A drive to the green outskirts takes us to the Wannsee Conference Villa, where the extermination of European Jews was decided. We see the villa of painter Max Liebermann, and Memorial Track 17 where deportation trains left Berlin.
National Socialist and Jewish history