Hanni Levy: Surviving in Berlin
Eyewitness Talk On Experiences and Fates of German Jews during the Nazi Era (in German; with Video Recording)
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.
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.