Hanni Levy: Surviving in Berlin

Eyewitness Talk On Experiences and Fates of German Jews during the Nazi Era (video recording available, in German)

For this series of talks, the Jewish Museum Berlin invited six eyewitnesses to tell a wider audience about their fates during the Nazi era. These witnesses are closely linked to the Jewish Museum Berlin as donors. A presentation of the objects, documents, or photographs they donated, readings from selected texts or the showing of film clips will precede the talks.

recording available

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


Old Building, level 2, Great Hall
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Video recording of the eyewitness talk Hanni Levy – Surviving in Berlin, 25 June 2018, in German; Jewish Museum Berlin 2018.
Film clips screened during the event cannot be shown for legal reasons.

Hanni Levy

Hanni Levy née Weissenberg was born in 1924 in Berlin, where she attended elementary school and then, starting in 1936, the Jewish Joseph Lehmann school. At age sixteen, she was conscripted into performing forced labor at the Zehlendorf textile factory. In February 1943, thanks to a lucky coincidence, Hanni Weissenberg escaped imprisonment by the Gestapo and went underground. Non-Jewish friends provided her with food and shelter for two years, saving her life. The story of her survival is told in the 2017 film The Invisibles, from which we will screen excerpts.

With the generous support of Berliner Sparkasse

Portrait of Hanni Levy

Hanni Levy; photo: Milena Schlösser

Where, when, what?

  • When25 Jun 2018
  • Where Old Building, level 2, Great Hall
    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin
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Event Series: Eyewitness Talks (14)

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