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Points of Interest in Jewish Berlin

Points of Interest in Jewish Berlin

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There are many things worth seeing in Jewish Berlin. Following are some of the numerous interesting sites. For a detailed list, please refer either to the “Cultural Map of Jewish Sites” (this text contains excerpts from this map), which was published by the Allgemeine Jüdische Wochenzeitung, or if you want a more profound and comprehensive view on Jewish Berlin, have a look at Andrew Roth’s Jewish Berlin (Goldapple Publishing).

  • Centrum Judaicum 
    Oranienburger Str. 28, 13437 Berlin 
    Phone: +49(0) 30 - 88028300 
    The Centrum Judaicum is located in the former New Synagogue which was inaugurated in 1866, defiled in 1938, destroyed in 1943 and reconstructed from 1988-1995.  It is a museum, a house for prayer, and a cultural meeting point.  Together with the community center, the community’s library and its archive, the public learning center it forms the a focal point of Jewish life in Berlin.       
                                        
  • The Jewish Museum
    Lindenstr. 14, 10969 Berlin 
    Phone: +49(0) 30 - 25993410 
    The building in the form of a broken Magen David and is one of the major public attractions of the city.  
  • Topography of Terror 
    Niederkirchnerstr. 8, 10117 Berlin 
    Phone: +49(0) 30 - 25486703 
    On this area the Prinz-Albrecht-Palais once stood which the Gestapo and the SS used as their center of terror during the Third Reich from 1933 onwards.  Their historical role is documented by an exhibition which is installed in the excavated former torture chambers.  A new building for a permanent exhibition is under construction. 

 

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