Jewish Life in Berlin - Youth/Senior discount by Original Berlin Walks c/o Welcome Berlin Tours
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Enjoy a tour of the old Jewish quarter in English. Marvel at the New Synagogue; see where the Women´s Protest took place and find out how the Jewish Boys School is again thriving.
- Departure times: Varied
- Duration: 3 Hours
- Takes Place In: Berlin
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In the 1920s, the Berlin Jewish community was much the largest in Germany, numbering 200,000 at its height. From the early 30s until 1945, emigration, persecution and finally the Holocaust all but obliterated the community.
This tour covers all the major sites and buildings associated with the community in its heyday in the 18th and 19th centuries. We include the site of the first synagogue in Berlin; the Boys School, founded by Moses Mendelssohn in the 1780s; the Old Cemetery site on Grosse Hamburger Strasse; and the spectacular New Synagogue, now rebuilt as a museum about the pre-war Jewish community and about the synagogue itself.
We also cover the years of persecution 1933-45 by visiting the site of the main detention centre used by the Nazis (the former Old People's Home) and by revealing where Otto Weidt's workshop was, explaining how he helped save the lives of many members of the community. We also include 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
12 YEARS AND YOUNGER: Children 12 years of age and younger can take this tour for FREE! There is no need to book a ticket for them when they come on the tour along with their parents.
Duration is about 3 hours from Meeting Point West. We use public transport on this tour; you can buy public transport tickets from the guide, if you have not bought them already. (€ 2.10). From Meeting Point East it is all walking.
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