- Walking tour of Jewish life in Berlin
- See pre-WWII Jewish sites
- Visit the sites of synagogues and cemeteries
- Hear about the demise of the Jewish population during the Holocaust
- A great tour of history buffs
Recent Photos of this Tour
Streets MemorialPhoto by: LeonMexico, 09 2012
Workers MemorialPhoto by: LeonMexico, 09 2012
The distroyed Berlin Jewish ...Photo by: LeonMexico, 09 2012
Our very well informed Irish ...Photo by: LeonMexico, 09 2012
Otto Weid's workshop for the ...Photo by: LeonMexico, 09 2012
P1000692 - CopyPhoto by: Lesley U08 2011
Inscriptions found in the ...Photo by: Vicki RUSA, 08 2010
On this morning walking tour you'll see the sites of the first synagogue in Berlin; the Boys School, founded by Moses Mendelssohn in the 1780s; the Old Cemetery site on Gross Hamburger Strasse; and the spectacular New Synagogue, now rebuilt as a museum about the pre-war Jewish community and about the synagogue itself.
While you walk, you'll learn about the years of persecution from 1933 to 1945 by visiting the site of the main detention center used by the Nazis (the former Old People's Home). You'll hear about Otto Weidt and his workshop, and how he helped save the lives of many members of the Jewish community. You'll also see the site of the Women's Protest in 1943, perhaps the only mass protest against the Holocaust that ever took place.
This tour is recommended in the Goldapple Guide to Jewish Berlin by Andrew Roth.