DMAO Commemoration Events 2018

Saturday 5 May 2018


1 Torgauer Straße 24-25, 10829 Berlin-Schöneberg
11am-4pm    Open Air Exhibition
the old coal shop run by Julius and Annedore Leber in the in industrial area along the railway line was a meeting place for social democratic resistors. The working group Annedore and Julius Leber Memorial is keen to keep this site of memory alive. 

Bus 106 / stop: Torgauer Straße
S1 / Station Schöneberg
S2 / Station Südkreuz 

photo: Egon Zweigert


2 Technische Universität Berlin, main building, atrium gallery (Lichthof) on the 2nd floor, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin-Charlottenburg
11am-1pm    Exhibition and Video Recording
Dr. Dimitri R. Stein, who was denied his Dr.-Ing. at the TH Berlin because he was Jewish, and his father, Roman I. Stein, have been remembered by Jani Pietsch, Marie Rolshoven and Dr. Simon Rolshoven with the help of photographs, letters and a video recording. Dr. Dimitri R. Stein lives in New York. Oliver Stein (Bedford Hills, New York), a grandson of Dr. Dimitri R. Stein, has been present.
U2 / Station Ernst-Reuter-Platz

 

Oliver Stein, youngest grandson of Dr. Dimitri R. Stein, at the site of the exhibition that paid homage to his grandfather at Technical University Berlin

photo: Douglas Nygren


Albert Einstein Gedenkstele, Haberlandstraße 8, 10779 Berlin-Schöneberg
12 noon    Talk

Petra Michalski talked about Professor Albert Einstein, a close friend of her uncle, Professor János Plesch.

U7 / Station Bayerischer Platz
Bus M104 / Bus stop: Kufsteiner Straße

Albert Einstein and Janós Plesch, remembered by Petra Michalski
photo: Gregorio Ortega Coto


4 Komödie am Kurfürstendamm, Kurfürstendamm 206/209, 10719 Berlin-Charlottenburg
12-2pm    Talk and Reading
Theater producer  and director Max Reinhardt has been remembered by Bärbel Reißmann, Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin. A talk on theatre architect  Oscar Kaufmann, who designed and constructed the Komödie am Kurfürstendamm (1922-1924) for Max Reinhardt, has been given by Kathrin Fuld. With Jürgen Wölffer. Moderation/Reading: Oliver Dupont
U1 / Uhlandstraße
U9 / Kurfürstendamm

Bärbel Reißmann gave a talk about Max Reinhardt
photo: Marie Rolshoven


5 Söhtstraße 2, 12203 Berlin-Lichterfelde
1pm   Scenic Memory
Secondary school teacher Otto Morgenstern has been remembered by Heike Stange outside his former home.

Bus X11, M11 / Bus stop: Karwendelstraße
Bus M85 / Bus stop: Bäkestraße


6 Galerie Fantom, Hektorstraße 9-10, 10711 Berlin-Charlottenburg
2pm    Performance
Ernestina Gallardo née Ledermann lived in Markgraf-Albrecht-Straße 8, a nearby street. During the Nazi era she hid people who were being persecuted. Pupils of the Paul Fahlisch Gymnasium in Lübbenau/Spreewlad researched her story with their teacher, Antje Pohler, and read from the compensation file.
U7 / Adenauerplatz
Bus M19, M29 / Bus stop: Joachim-Friedrich-Straße

Ernestina Gallardo has lived here
photo: Marven Wuttke

Ludwig Norz, Fantom Gallery, with the pupils from Lübbenau and their teacher, Antje Pohler
photo: Marven Wuttke


7 Gervinusstraße 20A, 10629 Berlin-Charlottenburg
2-4pm    Exhibition and Talk
Four rooms, marriage, murder. The Jacoby, Messerschmidt and Reich families have been remembered by the house community. With Merilyn Moos (London), a granddaughter of the Jacoby family, Dan M. Messerschmidt (Berlin), grandson of the constructor of the house, and Jack M. Weil (Amsterdam), Ruth Reich's son.
S3, S5, S7, S9 / Station Charlottenburg


Part of the exhibition, realized by the house community, commemorating the life and fate of their former neighbours
photo: Douglas Nygren


8 Bundesallee 79, 12161 Berlin-Friedenau
2pm    Reading and Talk
The fate of medical doctor Else Weil, immortalized as Claire in Kurt Tucholsky's Rheinsberg - Ein Bilderbuch für Verliebte in 1912, has been remembered by Andrea Schultz and Guenter Schmidt at her former home.
U9 / Station Friedrich-Wilhelm-Platz


9 Atelier im Blauen Haus, Mittenwalder Straße 32, entrance via Marheinekeplatz, 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg
2-6pm    Art Works and Sound Installation

Sinto Johann Trollmann was stripped of his German Championship boxing title by the Nazis in 1933. He and seven other victims from Marheinekeplatz have been remembered by the artists Oscar Castillo and Eva Kreutzberger. Composer Marion Fabian accompanies with acoustic stumbling stones.
U7 / Station Gneisenaustraße

Visual artist Oscar Castillo, together with the work of art he dedicated to Johann Trollmann

photo: Eva Kreutzberger

Homage to Margarete Riesenfeld, a Jewish milliner at Marheinekeplatz, paid by visual artist Eva Kreutzberger
photo: Eva Kreutzberger


10 Mommsenstraße 6, 10629 Berlin-Charlottenburg
2-5pm    Exhibition
The Blech, Chaskel, Lappe and Wolff families - some of the many Jewish neighbours  who once lived in this house - have been remembered by Claudia Saam and Dr. Wolf Rüdiger Baumann in their apartment.

S3, S5, S7, S9, S75 / Station Savignyplatz

photos: Claudia Saam(1), Beatrix Althen(2)


11 Max Liebermann Haus, Pariser Platz 7, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
2:30pm    Reading and Exhibition
In memory of Martha Liebermann. Sie glaubten, Deutsche zu sein. Martha Liebermann-Marckwald. Eine Familiengeschichte zwischen preußisch-jüdischer Herkunft und Shoah. Author Marina Sandig payed homage to a strong personality who never tired of promoting tolerance and reconciliation. Photographs of Martha Liebermann and works by people who knew the family have been the framework for the reading.
S1, S2, S25, S26, U55 / Station Brandenburger Tor
Bus M100, M200, TXL / Bus stop Brandenburger Tor

photo: Stiftung Brandenburger Tor


12 Nollendorfplatz 5, entrance to Goya, 10777 Berlin-Schöneberg
3-4pm    Walking Tour
The path along the visual axis from Nollendorfplatz to Viktoria-Luise-Platz goes through Motzstraße. Artist Doris Hinzen-Röhrig commemorated more than 24 residents there on her walking tour A long perspective - cultural survival. A book of text passages and drawings by the artist underpinned the visual impressions gained on site.
U1, U2, U3, U4 / Station Nollendorfplatz
Bus 106, 187 / Bus stop: Nollendorfplatz

photos: Silvia Sinha


13 Starnberger Straße 2, 10781 Berlin-Schöneberg
3-6pm    Eyewitness Talk, Reading and Music
The young Jewish girl Renate Wolf (today Rahel R. Mann) was hidden from the Gestapo in the cellar of this house. Rahel R. Mann read from her own story Uns kriegt ihr nicht: Als Kinder versteckt - jüdische Überlebende erzählen by Tina Hüttel and Alexander Meschnig. The IG Blech Band played pieces composed for this event.
Bus M46 / Bus stop: Hohenstaufenstraße
U7 / Station Eisenacher Straße

Rahel R. Mann
photo: Wolfgang Heuer

photo: Wolfgang Heuer


14 Reiswerder Island on Lake Tegel, 13507 Berlin-Reinickendorf
3-6pm    Open Air Exhibition
What is the connection between renowned presenter Hans Rosenthal and award-winning journalist Inge Deutschkron and the events of 23 August 1944 on Reiswerder island? Open air exhibition and audio-video installation in memory of Gerda Lesser, Lotte Basch, Hermann Dietz, and Erna Johanna and Gerhart Fleck.
From U7 / Station Haselhorst with Bus 133 to bus stop: "Weg nach Reiswerder". Walking distance of 1 minute through the forest towards the lake and the DLRG-Haus. 

photo: Christiane Carstens


Commemoration Events on Sunday 6 May 2018


1  Gervinusstraße 20A, 10629 Berlin-Charlottenburg
2-4pm    Exhibition and Talk
Four rooms, marriage, murder. The Jacoby, Messerschmidt, Reich and Steiner families have been remembered by the house community. With Merilyn Moos (London), a granddaughter of the Jacoby family, Dan M. Messerschmidt (Berlin), grandson of the constructor of the house, Jack M. Weil (Amsterdam), Ruth Reich's son, and Eva Caemmerer (Berlin), a great granddaughter of the Steiner family.
S3, S5, S7, S9 / Station Charlottenburg

Dan M. Messerschmidt commemorated his family

photo: Jani Pietsch


2 Technische Universität Berlin, main building, atrium gallery.(Lichthof) on the 2nd floor, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin-Charlottenburg

11am-1pm    Exhibition and Video Recording
Dr. Dimitri R. Stein, who was denied his Dr.-Ing. at the TH berlin because he was Jewish, and his father, Roman Stein, have been remembered by Jani Pietsch, Marie Rolshoven and Dr. Simon Rolshoven with the help of photographs, letters and a video recording. With Oliver Stein, the youngest grandson of Dr. Dimitri Stein. Dr. Dimitri R. Stein lives in New York.
U2 / Station Ernst-Reuter-Platz 

photo: Jani Pietsch

Oliver Stein, youngest grandson of Dr. Dimitri R. Stein, has been present at the exhibition that paid homage to his grandfather

photo: Douglas Nygren


3 Potsdamer Straße 8, 12205 Berlin-Lichterfelde
11-1pm    Talk and Music
Memories of the Kupferberg family: with Maya Kupferberg in the garden that once belonged to her grandfather-in-law. Gabriella Strümpel, who grew up in this house, accompanied on cello.
S1 / Station Lichterfelde West
Bus M11 / Bus stop: Holbeinstraße

photos: Douglas Nygren


4 Rosenheimer Straße 40, 2nd floor, 10781 Berlin-Schöneberg

12-2pm    Exhibition and at 1pm Eyewitness Talk
The Katzenellenbogen family lived here until 1939 and ran a hardware shop in Goltzstraße 37. They were remembered by Anke Hassel and Hugh Williamson in their apartment. With Joel Ludwig Katzenellenbogen (Netanya), who spent his childhood here, with his family.
U7 / Station Eisenacher Straße

Public Eyewitness Talk: Joel Ludwig Katzenellenbogen and Marie Rolshoven in the former home of Joel Ludwig Katzenellenbogen
photo: Douglas Nygren


5 Rosenheimer Straße 40, 4th floor, 10782 Berlin-Schöneberg
12-2pm    Exhibition
The persecution, dispossession and deportation of the nine tenants who lived in her apartment are documented by Marie Rolshoven.

U7 / Station Eisenacher Straße

photo: Marie Rolshoven


6 Baseler Straße 46 / Corner to Ringstraße, 12205 Berlin-Lichterfelde
1pm    Lecture and Songs
Theodor Kirschbaum owned a clothes shop here from 1926 to 1938. The life and expulsion of the Kirschbaum family and Jews and anti-Semitism in Lichterfelde have been the focus of an commemoration event at the memorial plaque.
S1 / Station Lichterfelde
Bus M188 / Bus stop: Baseler Straße


7 Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt, Rosenthaler Straße 39, 10178 Berlin-Mitte
1pm    Reading and Talk
In early 1943 Elsbeth and Erich Frey went into hiding in the basement of the Workshop for the Blind. They wrote an account for their daughters, in which they recorded their experience of being German Jews, deprived of their rights and excluded from society. Lana Lux read from this account. Dr. Kurt Schilde has given background information on the Frey family. 

S5, S7, S75 / Station Hackescher Markt
M1, M4, M5, M6 / Stop: Hackescher Markt


Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt, Rosenthaler Straße 39, 10178 Berlin-Mitte
2pm    Eyewitness Talk
Franz and Petra Michalski talked about the dramatic flight of Lilli Michalski and her sons Franz and Peter, who were persecuted as Jews by the Nazi regime. They also paid homage to the silent heroes who helped  the Michalski family to survive. 

S5, S7, S75 / Station Hackescher Markt
M1, M4, M5, M6 / Stop: Hackescher Markt


9 Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt, Rosenthaler Straße 39, 10178 Berlin-Mitte

3pm    Exhibition Tour

The owner of this small factory, Otto Weidt, mostly employed blind and deaf Jews here during World War II.

S5, S7, S75 / Station Hackescher Markt
M1, M4, M5, M6 / Stop: Hackescher Markt


10 Wilmersdorfer Moschee, Brienner Straße 7/8, 10713 Berlin-Wilmersdorf
2pm    Reading and Talk
Dr. Mohammed Helmy, an Egyptian, saved the life of a young Jewish girl called Anna Boros. He is the first Arab to have been honoured at Yad Vashem with the title Righteous among the Nations. Dr. Ronen Steinke sought out the families in Egypt and New York, and read from his book Der Muslim und die Jüdin - die Geschichte einer Rettung in Berlin. Imam Amir Aziz has given a short introduction. 

U7, U3 / Station Fehrbelliner Platz

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Boros + Mohammed Helmy


11 Atelier im Blauen Haus, Mittenwalder Straße 32, entrance via Marheinekeplatz, 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg

2-6pm    Art Works and Sound Installation

Sinto Johann Trollmann aka Rukeli was stripped of his German Championship boxing title by the Nazis in 1933. He and seven other victims from Marheinekeplatz are remembered by the artists Oscar Castillo and Eva Kreutzberger. Composer Marion Fabian accompanied with acoustic stumbling stones.
U7 / Station Gneisenaustraße

Visual artist Oscar Castillo, together with the work of art he dedicated to Johann Trollmann.
photo: Eva Kreutzberger

To remember the victims from Marheinekeplatz Marion Fabian had composed individual acoustic stumbling stones for each person
photo: Eva Kreutzberger 


12  Rathaus Schöneberg, John-F.-Kennedy-Platz 1, 10825 Berlin-Schöneberg
2-5pm    Talk
Dr. Cora Berliner and Adolf Schiller were active in Schöneberg Town Hall. In the administrative library Roswitha Baumeister and Silke Struck gave a short lecture every full hour. The permanent exhibition We were Neighbours - Biographies of Jewish Eyewitnesses has been the cooperating partner.

U4 / Station Rathaus Schöneberg
U7 / Station Eisenacher Straße
Bus M46, M104 / Bus stop: Rathaus Schöneberg

Silke Struck gave a talk about Cora Berliner and Adolf Schiller

photo: Roswitha Baumeister


13 Buchladen Bayerischer Platz, Grunewaldstraße 59, 10825 Berlin-Schöneberg
3pm    Reading and Talk
Benedict Lachmann, the anarchist who opened a bookshop here in 1919, has been the subject of a reading and a talk by bookseller Christiane Fritsch-Weith.

U7 / Station Bayerischer Platz

A Stolperstein commemorates Benedict Lachmann
photo: Gregorio Ortega Coto

Commemoration held in the bookshop
photo: Gregorio Ortega Coto


14 Kirche St. Matthias on Winterfeldplatz, 10781 Berlin-Schöneberg
5:30pm    Talk, Hymn and Organ Improvisation
Catholic priest Dr. Josef Wieneke talked about the persecution of his predecessors Clemens August Kardinal von Galen and Albert Coppenrath, and the murder of the parishioner Erich Klausener in 1934. 
In her Hymn to the Names, mezzosoprano Kim Seligsohn paid homage to those commemorated in the course of these two days in a joint artistic endeavour with organist Frank Schreiber. 

U1, U2, U3, U4 / Station Nollendorfplatz
Bus M204 / Bus stop: Winterfeldplatz

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Seligsohn
(c) Kim Seligsohn

 

 

 

 

 DMAO paid homage to

  

Roman I. Stein
Dr. Dimitri R. Stein
at the Technical University (TUB), Straße des 17. Juni 135,
Berlin-Charlottenburg

 

Lilli Michalski née Bann 
Franz Michalski

Peter Michalski
in the Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt
Rosenthaler Straße 39, Berlin-Mitte

 

Elsbeth Frey née Zerkowski
Erich Frey
in the Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt
Rosenthaler Straße 39, Berlin-Mitte

 

Martha Liebermann née Marckwald
in the Max Liebermann Haus, Pariser Platz 7, Berlin-Mitte

 

Hedwig Engel née Heymann

Chana Feigel-Günzberg née Schön
Moses Günzberg

Käthe Grell née Heymann

Margarete Riesenfeld née Heymann

Johann Trollmann

Werner Weinberg

in the Studio im Blauen Haus, Mittenwalder Straße 32,
Berlin-Kreuzberg

 

Erwin Piscator
at Nollendorfplatz 5, Berlin-Schöneberg


Else Lasker-Schüler

Motzstraße 7, Berlin-Schöneberg

Claire Waldoff
at Motzstraße 24, Berlin-Schöneberg

Ursula Mamlok
at Motzstraße 29, Berlin-Schöneberg

Rudolf Bernauer
at Viktoria-Luise-Platz 1, 
Berlin-Schöneberg

 

Frieda Riess
Yva (Else Ernestine Neuländer-Simon)
at Viktoria-Luise-Platz 6, 
Berlin-Schöneberg

 

Billy Wilder
at Viktoria-Luise-Platz 11, 
Berlin-Schöneberg

 

Rahel R. Mann

at Starnberger Straße 2, Berlin-Schöneberg

 

Rebecca Haase

Gertrud Meyer née Ehrlich

Rosel Wachsmann née Meyer

Herbert Wachsmann

on Rosenheimer Straße 40/I. Floor, Berlin-Schöneberg

 

Frida Katzenellenbogen née Auerbach

Hans Katzenellenbogen
Herbert Katzenellenbogen

Ludwig Katzenellenbogen
Else Katzenellenbogen
at Rosenheimer Straße 40/II. Floor, Berlin-Schöneberg

 

Bertha Bornstein née Schwarzberg

Alfred Bornstein

Laura Rosenbaum née Cossmann

Joseph Rosenbaum

Helene Hirschfeld
Margarete Hirschfeld

Irma Rynarzewski née Feldmann

Siegismund Rynarzewski
Bela Rynarzewski

at Rosenheimer Straße/III. Floor, Berlin-Schöneberg

 

Henny Mosson-Möller

Carl Möller
Mary Mosessohn 
née Weinberg

Helga Kaufmann née Simon 

Yvonne Kaufmann

Else Simon née Stargardt

Lotte Fuld-Traumann 

Zilla Fuld-Traumann
Gertrud Sachs

at Rosenheimer Straße 40/IV Floor, Berlin-Schöneberg

 

Albert Coppenrath
Clemens August Kardinal von Galen
Erich Klausener
at St Matthias on Winterfeldplatz, Berlin-Schöneberg

 

Prof. Albert Einstein

Prof. Janós Plesch
at Haberlandstraße 9, Berlin-Schöneberg

 

Benedict Lachmann
at the Bookshop Bayerischer Platz, Grunewaldstraße 59, Berlin-Schöneberg

 

Dr. Cora Berliner
Adolf Schiller

at Rathaus Schöneberg, John-F.-Kennedy-Platz, Berlin-Schöneberg

 

Annedore Leber née Rosenthal

Julius Leber
at the former coal merchant's business, Torgauer Straße 24-25, Berlin-Schöneberg

 

Anna Boros
Dr. med. Mohd Helmy
at the Wilmersdorfer Mosque, Brienner Straße 7/8,

Berlin-Wilmersdorf

 

Dr. med. Else Weil
at Bundesallee 79, Berlin-Friedenau

 

Oskar Kaufmann
Max Reinhardt

at Komödie am Kurfürstendamm, Berlin-Charlottenburg

 

Martha Blech née Frank

Leo Blech

Wolfgang Blech
Luise Blech

Margot Chaskel née Bursch

Adolf Chaskel
Gerhard Chaskel
Hildegard Chaskel

Henny Lappe née Tausk

Henry Lappe

Else Wolff née Elsbeth Levy

Fritz Wolff

at Mommsenstraße 6, Berlin-Charlottenburg

 

Ernestina Gallardo née Ledermann

at Markgraf-Albrecht-Straße 8, Berlin-Charlottenburg

 

Luise Jacoby née Baumann

Samuel Jacoby

Lotte Jacoby

Kate( Käte)Jacoby

Annamarie Flatauer néeJacoby

Ruth Flatauer

Charlotte Messerschmidt née Hermann

Ilse (Inge) Messerschmidt née Moses

Kurt Messerschmidt

Hans Peter Messerschmidt

Helene Messerschmidt née Moses

Dr. Eugen Messerschmidt

Herta Lina Reich née Neumann

Baruch Markus Bendel Benno Reich

Ruth Beatrice Bendel Reich 

Manfred E. Reich

Elfriede Steiner née Bergmann
Dr. Moritz Steiner
at Gervinusstraße 20, Berlin-Charlottenburg

      

Anna Kupferberg née Lowitsch

Dr. Joseph Kupferberg
Susanne Kupferberg

Ursula Kupferberg

Hans-Erich Kupferberg

at Potsdamer Straße 8, Berlin-Lichterfelde

 

Otto Morgenstern
at Söhtstraße 2, Berlin-Lichterfelde

 

Theodor Kirschbaum

at Baseler Straße 46, Berlin-Lichterfelde

 

Lotte Basch
Hermann Dietz

Gerhart Fleck 

Erna Johanna Fleck
Gerda Lesser

on Reiswerder Island, Lake Tegel, Berlin-Reinickendorf