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A Square for Fromet and Moses Mendelssohn

Event within the Framework of the Jewish Culture Days 2014

11 September 2014


Square in front of the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin

Square in front of the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin
© Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Jens Ziehe

When

11 September 2014, 5 pm

Where

Square in front of the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin

Admission

free

Contact

Christina Peters
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 346
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 513
c.peters[at]jmberlin.de

With the naming of the new town square on Lindenstrasse, Berlin gains a monument commemorating the philosopher of the Enlightenment Moses Mendelssohn and his wife Fromet Gugenheim. Mendelssohn’s willingness to enter dialog and his openness towards other denominations inspired his friend Lessing to create the title character "Nathan the Wise." His love marriage to the daughter of a merchant from Hamburg and their union as intellectual equals became a model for future generations.

The naming ceremony will be accompanied by the music of Fanny Hensel and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and a reading from the newly published book "Moses Mendelssohn. Freunde, Feinde & Familie" (Moses Mendelssohn. Friends, enemies, & family).

A cooperation with the district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, the Jewish Culture Days, and the Hentrich & Hentrich Publishing House Berlin.

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