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Martin Schreier & Stern-Combo Meißen

An Ost-Rock Legend at the JMB – Part of the Program Accompanying Another Country. Jewish in the GDR

Black and white photograph of five men looking at the camera.

Stern-Combo Meißen perfom Ost-Rock at the Jewish Museum Berlin; Copyright: Deutsche & Israelische Projekte

In 1964, a couple of music enthusiasts met in Meißen, Saxony, to realize their shared dream of standing on stage, making music, and thrilling audiences. This meeting led to the forming of Stern-Combo Meißen, one of the GDR’s most successful bands. Their hits, including Weißes Gold, Der Weite Weg, Was bleibt and Stunden­schlag, inspired generations.

Zeder von Jerusalem is based on the family history of founding member and present-day band leader Martin Schreier. His parents, Esther and Israel Schreier, were members of the Belgian resis­tance, and after the war returned to their native city of Dresden before moving to Meißen.

In an interview forming part of the exhibition Another Country. Jewish in the GDR, Schreier reflects on his family history. On the Glass Court­yard stage, we celebrate the 59th anniversary of his first public performance with the incomparable sounds of Stern-Combo Meißen!

Past event

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green


Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Gestaltete Grafik mit übereinanderliegenden Fotos und roten Quadraten, das oberste Foto zeigt eine Frau mit Kind an der Hand, daneben ein Jugendlicher, im Hintergrund die sogenannten Arbeiterpalästen in der Stalinallee.

Exhibition Another Country. Jewish in the GDR: Features & Programs

Exhibition Webpage
Another Country. Jewish in the GDR: 8 Sep 2023 to 14 Jan 2024
Accompanying Events
Events in the exhibition: GDR on Tuesday: Event with fixed dates, in German
Current page: Concert: Martin Schreier & Stern-Combo Meißen: An Ost-Rock legend at the JMB, 21 Sep 2023
...And Facing the Future? – Jewish History and Stories in the GDR: A scholarly conference accompanying the exhibition, 18–20 Oct 2023, in German
Stories from the GDR – Podium discussion, 19 Oct 2023, in German
Guided Tours
Guided Tour in English: Tour with fixed dates (thursdays)
Guided Tour in German: Tour with fixed dates (saturdays)
Brunch with Guided Tour: Tour with fixed dates (sundays)
Public Historic Urban Walk: Jewish in the GDR: – Tour with fixed dates (sundays), in German
Guided Tour for Groups: Tour by appointment, in several languages
Historic Urban Walk for Groups: Jewish in the GDR: Tour by appointment, in several languages
Film Workshop for Groups: Come fly with me over the Brandenburg Gate – by appointment, in German
Digital Content
Voices from the GDR: Twelve short film interviews with Jewish perspectives on life and the political system, 2023, in German with English subtitles
Come Fly With Me Over the Brandenburg Gate: A documentary by Esther Zimmering, in German
Singled Out and Viewed Suspiciously: Jews in the GDR: Abridged version of Annette Leo’s contribution to the exhibition catalog, 2023
Jewish in the GDR. A Road Trip with Marion and Lena Brasch: A podcast by Deutsch­land­funk Kultur in co­operation with the Jewish Museum Berlin, six episodes, 2023, in German
Jewish Local History of the GDR: Information about the communities in Dresden, Erfurt, Halle, Leipzig, Magdeburg, Chemnitz and Schwerin on Jewish Places
City Walk Berlin-East: Tour with Jewish Places from the New Synagogue to the kosher butcher’s shop, school participation project 2022/23
Another Country. Jewish in the GDR: Catalog accompanying the exhibition, English edition, 2023
Ein anderes Land. Jüdisch in der DDR: Catalog accompanying the exhibition, German edition, 2023
See also
East Germany

Where, when, what?

  • When Thu, 21 Sep 2023, 8 pm
  • Where Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    20 €, reduced rate 12 €

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