Berlin - German-Jewish Emigres and how they Shaped American Film

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German-Jewish Emigres and how they Shaped American Film

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(44 reviews)
my apartment , Berlin, Germany
45 mins

About the tour

This "webinar-seminar" takes place from my home, and focuses on the topic of my PhD dissertation. By using a number of examples from American film history I will discuss how German-Jewish refugees not only brought their knowledge and particular know-how to Hollywood, but also influenced movies in a number of other ways and most definitely left their mark on American Film history, not least because many of the film moguls back then had been immigrants themselves. This webinar will also highlight the role of refugee organisations and how refugee women helped keeping them going.

Meet Martin


Berlin’s stunning landscape can stupefy you. Home to over 200 parks, forests and green spaces, and over a hundred lakes - replete with beautiful lidos and sandy beaches - it’s one of the greenest cities in the world. Martin helps you discover all this, and more! Having experienced the fall of The Wall first hand, Martin lived abroad between 1994 and 2010 and experienced a potpourri of different cultures. At university, he explored German history and studied German-Jewish exile organizations that emerged as a result of the rise to power by the Nazis. Following his graduation, he was then offered to contribute to the exhibition “Eichmann on Trial”, organized by Berlin’s Topography of Terror. This led Martin back to Berlin, and he re-discovered the city he had left long ago. Fascinated by Berlin’s total make-over, he decided to turn his rekindled fascination with Berlin into his profession. Since then, his tours have been peppered with adventures and exciting stories, ranging from European cultures to celebrities like Marlene Dietrich. “I once gate-crashed the building where David Bowie used to live in Berlin with a customer who was a huge David Bowie fan and ‘bumped’ into a resident who promptly invited us to have coffee!” he says.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Berlin with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Berlin. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Lorna C.

18 October 2021


Jean Amorangi T.

16 October 2021

Martin had done alot of personal research in the comtent of the tour and was very informative with his coomentary and un depth knowl3 of subject material

Norman M.

15 October 2021

Interesting info: good background

Paul B.

15 October 2021

What a great tour, delivered in Martin's unique and brilliant style.

Elizabeth R.

15 October 2021

Time spent with Martin is always time well spent! And his hospitality always 5 star 🌟

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