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Jewish Heritage, Part 1
Jewish Heritage, Part 1
Sat, 27 Nov 2:00 PM - Germany
On this tour, Martin takes you through what is known as Berlin's Jewish Neighbourhood, where literally every building has a story to tell. You'll get to see the world-famous New Synagogue from 1866 with its defining golden dome. Next comes Berlin's oldest Jewish cemetery - or rather: what the Gestapo left of it after they destroyed it in 1943! - followed by a Jewish Boys' School that goes back to the 18th century. Christian Boltanski's "MissingHouse" follows, a poignant reminder of what happened between 1939 and 1945 and which sits like a scar, like a warning, in the middle of this street, once known as "The Street of Tolerance", before the words "and death" were added. The tour finishes at "The Deserted Room", another memorial that is even more harrowing, and one that is surrounded by one of the most powerful - and earliest - poems ever written about the Shoah!
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