Jewish Heritage, Part 2
Sun, 31 Oct 10:00 AM - Germany
Join me on this unique experience that takes you back in time to the mid-19th century, when Jewish Life flourished across Germany, but along with it, anti-Semitism already started to rear its ugly head, culminating in the Shoah. Explore with me defining points and places of Jewish Life in Berlin. Our tour takes us to what's left of one of the more than 30 department stores once lining Berlin's streets, many of them owned by Jewish families who literally imported the department store concept to this country.
We will also look at several tenements and how they were linked to Berlin's Jewish Community. The location of one of them takes us to the erstwhile home of the preeminent rabbi Abraham Geiger. I will also point out the building which once housed Berlin's oldest kosher butchery. The tour concludes at Haus Schwarzenberg, now home to the Anne Frank Centre as well as the Museum "Otto Weidt's Workshop for the Blind", where Otto Weidt, long recognized by Yad Vashem as a Righteous Among the Nations, did all he could save Jews from deportation.