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Memorial to the Homosexuals Persecuted Under the National Socialist Regime

Recognising the intolerance of Hitler’s regime for same-sex couples and the violence gay men and women suffered during the Nazis’ reign, the Memorial to the Homosexuals Persecuted Under the National Socialist Regime, designed by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, is a monument and art installation on the edge of the Tiergarten in Berlin. The resolution […]

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Soviet War Memorial in Schönholzer Heide in Berlin

Honouring the Soviet soldiers who died in the Second World War was obviously of huge importance to Joseph Stalin – in Berlin alone there are 4 memorials, one of which is the Soviet War Memorial in Schönholzer Heide (Das Sowjetische Ehrenmal in der Schönholzer Heide).  It may not be as centrally located as the Soviet War […]

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Stolpersteine 198 – 203

I have updated my Stolpersteine Gallery with photos of the Stolpersteine I saw in Berlin over the last week (with the exception of one very special group of stones that I will post about soon). These Stolpersteine were dedicated to: Heinrich Thieslauk (Warschauer Strasse 60); Robert Becker, Jenny Becker, Erna Becker and Erich Becker (Warschauer Strasse 61); Hans Litten and […]

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Stolpersteine 195 – 197

I have updated my Stolpersteine Gallery to include photos of the Stolpersteine I have seen in Berlin in the last couple of weeks. The Stolpersteine I saw were memorials to: Cacilie Nadel (Admiralstrasse 23); Elsbeth Piltz (Kottbusser Damm 5); Arthur Rosenow, Jenny Bukofzer and Isidor Bukofzer (Graefestrasse 3). My first post about Stolpersteine gives more background about these memorials […]

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Stolpersteine 194

I have added photos of the Stolpersteine I saw in Berlin over the past week to my Stolpersteine Gallery. The Stolpersteine I saw were memorials to: Eliser Ehrenreich and Martha Gerson (Mommsenstrasse 69) You can find out more about artist Gunter Demnig his Stolpersteine project, that recognises the individuals who suffered at the hands of National Socialism, in my […]

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Famous Berliners: President John F Kennedy (JFK)

He was born in Brookline, Massachusetts and never lived in Berlin but President John F Kennedy is probably the most famous ‘Berliner’. In a speech on the steps of Rathaus Schöneberg on 26 June 1963 Kennedy declared: All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and, therefore, as a free man, I […]

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Stolpersteine 192 – 193

I have added photos of the Stolpersteine I saw in Berlin over the past week to my Stolpersteine Gallery. The Stolpersteine I saw were memorials to: Felix Mechelsohn (Adalbertstrasse 95A); Klara Jacob (Silbersteinstrasse 97). If you’d like to know more about this very worthy project by artist Gunter Demnig that recognises the individuals who suffered at the […]

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Stolpersteine 191

I have updated my Stolpersteine Gallery to include a photo of the Stolpersteine I saw in Berlin over the last week. The Stolperstein I saw was laid in memory of Luise Kautsky (Windscheidstrasse 31). My first post about Stolpersteine gives more background about these memorials to the victims of National Socialism created by artist Gunter Demnig.

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Stolpersteine 189 – 190

I have updated my Stolpersteine Gallery to include photos of the Stolpersteine I saw in Berlin in the past week. The Stolpersteine I saw were dedicated to: Rosa Phiebig, Charlotte Heilborn, Erwin Nellhaus, Marie Lion, Else Moser, Emilie Kass, Ida Elsbach, Selma Grünthal, Salomo Goldstein, Paul Rathe, Otto Rathe, Gertrud Friedlaender, Wilhelm Abramczyk, Gertrud Abramczyck, Gertrud Katzenstein, Alice […]

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