Tours and Excursions in Berlin MitteEdit This
July 12, 2004 new by hpharmsen (1 point)
Mitte district served as the hub of Jewish life, from the Middle Ages throughout the rich history of Berlin's Jewry. In this Jewish Berlin tour, we will follow the footsteps of philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, hear the amazing story of a small workshop owner who has hidden and saved numerous Jews during the Nazi period, but also see the centres of Jewish life today in Berlin, including the Jewish High School and the Community Centre.
New Synagogue Oranienburger Street
photo by: Ian Leveson
FROM THE BEGINNINGS TO PRESENT-DAY JEWISH LIFE
From 1885 - 1925 many Jews from Eastern Europe flew from pogroms, discrimination and hunger to Berlin in search of a better life. Most of them wanted to emigrate to the US.
Around the New Synagogue in Oranienburger Street you can find different Jewish institutions from the past such as the first cemetery, an old-age people’s home which became a deportation center, the Jewish boys’ school, an orphanage, a hospital, an orthodox rabbinical seminary, the liberal academy for Judaism, all of which represent the more..