I'm Writing to You From Berlin. An Evening with the Lasker-Wallfisch Family

Anita Lasker-Wallfisch and Raphael Wallfisch Join Maya Lasker-Wallfisch in an Evening of Music and Conversation (in English, video-recording available)

The Jewish Museum Berlin is delighted to welcome Anita Lasker Wallfisch back to Berlin. She will join her daughter Maya Lasker-Wallfisch and son Raphael Wallfisch in a discussion of Maya’s second book, Ich schreib euch aus Berlin. Rückkehr in ein neues Zuhause (“I’m Writing to You from Berlin. Return to a New Home”) and reflect on the Lasker’s family history between Breslau, London and Berlin. Raphael Wallfisch will also perform pieces for cello that have a special significance for the Lasker-Wallfisch family, including Bach, Mendelssohn and Ben Haim, accompanied by pianist Michail Mordvinov.

recording available

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The W. M. Blumenthal Academy is marked in green


W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

Video recording from 7 Feb 2023, in English; Jewish Museum Berlin

By writing to her grandparents, who had been murdered by the Nazis, Maya Lasker-Wallfisch has forged a relationship beyond the catastrophe of the twentieth century. After that, a new life began for her, in a new city, with a new mission: to transform the place where the tragedy had unfolded into a home, somewhere she could feel at peace. To this end, she went in search of Berlin’s Jewish past and present: the Weißensee Cemetery, Pestalozzistraße, Platform 17 in Grunewald. In the reflection of these places and in dialog with her grandparents, she saved herself, her family, and her Jewish origins.

Maya Lasker-Wallfish, born 1958 in London, has worked as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist for more than twenty years. She focuses on the transformation of transgenerational trauma. Together with her mother Anita Lasker-Wallfish, she fights for a living culture of remembrance and against antisemitism.

In cooperation with Suhrkamp Verlag

Who is Anita Lasker Wallfisch?

Anita Lasker Wallfisch, *1925 in Breslau (now Wrocław), cellist, eyewitness to history, survived the Shoah as a musician in the Auschwitz Girls’ Orchestra, lives in London

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Where, when, what?

  • WhenTue 7 Feb 2023, 7 pm
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium
    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)
    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    6 €, reduced rate 3 €

  • LanguageThe event will be conducted in English.

    The event is fully booked.

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