How can I take part?

 

Come to one of our preparatory meetings for Denk Mal Am Ort 2017 or simply contact us by email.

 

How do I research?

 

How can I find out whether the house or apartment I live in was the home of someone persecuted during the Nazi era?

⦁ Older residents are often familiar with the history of your house or neighboring houses. Listening to them can be rewarding.


⦁ The Berlin directories are filed as a microfiche in the BERLINER STADTBIBLIOTHEK. Addresses appear in alphabetical order according to streets, residents and firms. The microfiche is accessible to the public on request without prior notification. 
The Berlin Remembrance Book of Jewish Victims of National Socialism is also available at Stadtbibliothek Mitte, as is the Jewish directory for both 1929/1930 and 1931/1932. 

 

Berliner Stadtbibliothek
Breite Strasse 30-36
10178 Berlin-Mitte
phone: 030.90226401
Mon-Fri: 10am to 7pm (Berlin-studies)
Sat: 1 to 6pm (Berlin-studies)


⦁ The so-called supplementary cards to the national census records of 1939 with additional information on ancestry and education are kept in the BUNDESARCHIV BERLIN. On 17 May 1939, the residents of Berlin were called upon to declare whether all four grandparents were Jewish or non-Jewish and who else lived in their households. 
Digitalized data is available to the public following prior notification.

 

Bundesarchiv Berlin
Finckensteinallee 63
12205 Berlin-Lichterfelde
phone: 030.1877700
email: berlin@bundesarchiv.de
Mon-Thu: 8am to 7pm
Fri: 8am to 4pm


⦁ Applications for compensation submitted after 1945 by survivors or their descendants for damages to life, health or career are kept in the ENTSCHÄDIGUNGSBEHÖRDE of the state of Berlin.
Here access to data requires a written application, giving the names and dates of birth of the people concerned. You will then be given an appointment. 

 

Landesverwaltungsamt Berlin

Fehrbelliner Platz 1
10707 Berlin-Wilmersdorf
phone: 030.90125330
email: entschaedigung@labo.berlin.de


⦁ The BRANDENBURGISCHES LANDESHAUPTARCHIV houses the files of the Oberfinanzdirektion Berlin-Brandenburg (regional finance office). These files detail how the German Reich acquired the fortunes of those who were expatriated, fled, were deported and murdered. Similar to the compensation authorities, access requires a written application giving the research reason and the names and dates of birth of the people to be researched. 

 

Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv
Am Mühlenberg 3
14476 Potsdam OT Golm
phone: 0331.5674-0
email: poststelle@blha.brandenburg.de
Mon-Wed: 8am to 4pm
Thu: 10am to 6pm
Fri: 8am to 2pm


⦁ Court case documents, a register of births, marriages and deaths, and historical photographic and film material can be found in the LANDESARCHIV BERLIN. Written application is also required here. 

Landesarchiv Berlin
Eichborndamm 115-121
13403 Berlin-Reinickendorf
phone: 030.90264-0
email: info@landesarchiv.berlin.de
Mon-Fri: 10am to 5pm

 

 

Write to us if you have any questions. Historian Jani Pietsch will be glad to help with your research.
email:  jani.pietsch@gmail.com