Oppressive Architecture: the Nazi Hulk

Images and memory It’s still winter and corona lockdown in Berlin. So there are not many opportunities to go to places other than one’s own desk. What would we be in such times without the power of memory and without our memory aids: in the visual age...

Holocaust Remembrance

Today Today, January 27th, is the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust. It was established in 2005 by the United Nations (UN), which thus took up the day of remembrance of the victims of Nazism. It has been marked in Germany since 1997, on...

SA Prison Papestrasse

The Way to the Memorial This memorial site in Berlin’s Tempelhof district is at once one of the least known and one of the most impressive.I have known Papestrasse for a long time, because the Südkreuz station was called Papestrasse before it was converted into...

City of Peace Weissenberg

Religious settlement, KZ, Soviet Garrison Hardly any other place in Brandenburg presents itself as much as a place of history as the Friedensstadt (city of peace) in Glau, situated in the Nuthe-Nieplitz Nature Park in Lower Fläming, between the small town of Trebbin...

Carinhall

Historical sites Historical places have a special power. I firmly believe that visiting an authentic site can help to better understand the past. And in a different, perhaps more direct way than reading books or watching movies. For this reason I consider the...

Jewish Cemeteries in Brandenburg

Brandenburg/Havel Already in the Middle Ages there were Jewish cemeteries in Brandenburg upon Havel. In 1747, the area on today’s Geschwister-Scholl-Strasse was established as a cemetery and expanded in the 19th century. In 1860 there were over 200 graves....