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art:berlin - The Bavarian Quarter: Ornamental Squares, higher Daughters & Memorial Plaques to increasing Restrictions on Jewish Life after 1933


Around 1900, Georg Haberland founded a new district outside the gates of Berlin in the town of Schöneberg, where the streets were given Bavarian names. The prestigious buildings, with large flats, were intended to attract well-off Berlin civil servants, doctors, lawyers and high military officers to the then very fashionable west of Berlin. The plan worked and they came in droves, including many Jewish Berliners. In the 1920s, Erich Fromm, Albert Einstein, Giséle Freund, Lotte Laserstein and the director of "Some like it hot" Billy Wilder, who first worked as a dancer in Berlin, lived here. You will hear numerous anecdotes. During the 3rd Reich, many residents were expelled, deported and murdered. In addition to the Stolpersteine, there is a very successful permanent exhibition on the lamp posts by Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock commissioned by the district. It is called "Places of Remembrance in the Bavarian Quarter" and makes us aware of everything that was forbidden to Jewish residents in their daily lives during the period (1933 -1945). The unique open-air exhibition on lampposts and numerous stumbling stones provide information about the restrictions on daily life and the murder of Jewish residents during the Third Reich. The neighbourhood was heavily destroyed in the Second World War and partly rebuilt as a monument.

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  • Bessemerstraße 22
  • D-12103 Berlin
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