JEWISH HISTORY OF BERLIN’S CITY CENTER: FROM THE HEYDAY TO THE SHOA
Join this tour to explore the history of the former Berlin’s Jewish quarter – from its heyday to the Shoa. Learn why the early Jewish settlers became residents of the Spandau quarter and where they built their synagogues. Find out why the Orthodox congregation separated themselves from the Berlin Jewish community. We’ll share with you exciting stories of Berlin Jews who became small retailers and owners of the famous department stores. Both live and on the old photographs you’ll see their property.
On this Jewish Berlin walking tour you’ll explore how life of the Jews changed with the rise of the Natzis. From the Jewish community centers turned into the gathering places for the deportees to the destroyed synagogues to the looted first Jewish museum, you’ll uncover the places connected with the darkest period of the Berliner Jews and hear the heartbreaking stories.
We’ll definitely talk about the Jewish survivors and the Germans who helped them. You’ll hear the story of Otto Wildt and visit the address of his workshop that employed the Jews. On a visit to the Memorial to the Women’s Protest, we’ll share with you an amazing story of around 600 brave German women who saved their Jewish husbands. The tour will finish at the Deserted Room, a memorial that symbolizes a fascinating and at the same heartbreaking history of the former Berlin’s Jewish quarter.
SIGHTS INCLUDED INTO THE TOUR
*New Berlin Synagogue
*Address of the Progressive Jews Community and Temple
*Adass Yisroel (Orthodox Litvak)
*Buildings of the Jewish schools and the hospital
*Deserted Room Memorial
*Memorial to the Women’s Protest
*Otto Wildt Workshop
*Anna Frank Center
*Vorontsov & Tolstoy palaces
*Monument to Odessa’s Founders
*Odessa Opera House (exterior)
*Palais Royal *Deribasovksaya str
*Sights connected to Pushkin, Gogol, Chekhov, Tchaikovsky, Babel
These are just some of the sights included into the tour. Email us for the complete tour itinerary and price.BOOK THE TOUR