Nazi Berlin and the Jewish Community Tour

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On this tour, you will visit the Nazi-Headquarters to learn about the dictatorship and visit the old Jewish quarter with traces of the community and the deportation of the Berlin Jews.

Highlights

  • Discover how Hitler's rise to power in 1933
  • See the New Synagogue of Berlin from the 19th Century
  • Hear stories of the German Resistance
  • Go to the Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt

Description

With this guided tour, you will discover how Hitler's rise to power in 1933 was made possible, along with all the secrets of the captivating and tragic relationship between the Christian Berliners and the Jewish world. We will visit lesser-known memorials such as the one dedicated to American journalist Varian Fry, who orchestrated the escape of over 3,000 persecuted Jews from Nazi-occupied Europe, including painter Marc Chagall, philosopher Hannah Arendt, and writer Heinrich Mann. Additionally, we'll explore the command center of Operation T4, where the SS planned the extermination and sterilization of tens of thousands of disabled citizens. Passing by the ruins of historic buildings still bearing the scars of World War II combat, we'll revisit the tragic moments leading to Nazi Germany's surrender in May 1945. We'll also visit the German Resistance Memorial, the site from which Operation Valkyrie was directed and now honors all Germans who opposed and fought against Nazism. Your guide will take you with public transport to the historical district of the Jewish community, where you will see the oldest Jewish cemetery, the imposing New Synagogue, with its golden dome. You will learn about the long history of the Berlin Jews in this city until the Nazis came to power and the mechanisms of forced labour and the deportations during World War II. Your guide will take you at the end of the tour to a museum showing the story of a Righteous Among the Nations and his efforts to protect his Jewish workers from persecution and deportation. When the threat grew ever greater he found places for some of them to hide - one of these was on the premises of what is now the museum.

Includes

Tour guide (French or Italian-speaking)

Important Information

  • You need an AB public transport ticket.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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