Gedenkstätte Stille Helden

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A couple of weeks ago we explored Otto Weidt’s former Workshop for the Blind… but it turns out Weidt wasn’t the only one silently risking his life to help persecuted Jews in Nazi Berlin. Just next door in the enthusiastically decorated graffiti-wonderland of Rosenthaler Straße 39 (well worth a visit in itself) is a special tribute to some of these other “Stille Helden” – “Silent Heroes” – who put it all on the line to offer refuge to Jewish citizens. Sometimes it worked, and other times it sadly didn’t. Wander into this multimedia presentation on your next trip to Hackescher Markt (it’s free entry) and learn about those on both sides of the rescue attempts. With audio guides in German, English and French, it’s an up-close-and-personal encounter with some of the roughly 1,700 persecuted individuals who survived the Nazi dictatorship in hiding – and a sombre reminder that many more didn’t. #StilleHelden #RosenthalerStrasse #Berlin #BerlinMitte #SilentHeroes #WWII #WW2 #Museum #BerlinMuseum #Memorial #Tribute #JewishHistory #Persecution #NaziGermany #Holocaust #GermanHistory #BerlinHistory #OttoWeidt #HackescherMarkt

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A couple of weeks ago we explored Otto Weidt’s former Workshop for the Blind… but it turns out Weidt wasn’t the only one silently risking his life to help persecuted Jews in Nazi Berlin. Just next door in the enthusiastically decorated graffiti-wonderland of Rosenthaler Straße 39 (well worth a visit in itself) is a special tribute to some of these other “Stille Helden” – “Silent Heroes” – who put it all on the line to offer refuge to Jewish citizens. Sometimes it worked, and other times it sadly didn’t. Wander into this multimedia presentation on your next trip to Hackescher Markt (it’s free entry) and learn about those on both sides of the rescue attempts. With audio guides in German, English and French, it’s an up-close-and-personal encounter with some of the roughly 1,700 persecuted individuals who survived the Nazi dictatorship in hiding – and a sombre reminder that many more didn’t.

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