Peter Neuhof: A Youth in the Shadow of the Persecution
Eyewitness Talk On Experiences and Fates of German Jews during the Nazi Era (in German; with Video Recording)
Peter Neuhof was born in Berlin in 1925 as son to Jewish cereal wholesaler Karl Neuhof and his non-Jewish wife Gertrud née Jaffke. His parents were active members of the Germany’s Communist Party (KPD). After the Nazis seized power, the family’s financial and political distress grew ever further, but that did not stop its active involvement in the Resistance.
In early 1943, the parents were arrested. Karl Neuhof was murdered in November 1943 in Sachsenhausen. His mother Gertrud was sent to the women’s concentration camp in Ravensbrück. She was liberated at the death march in early May 1945. Peter Neuhof himself stayed in his parental home in Frohnau and completed an apprenticeship as a toolmaker. After the war, he became a GDR radio correspondent in West Berlin.
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.
With the support of Berliner Sparkasse.
Where, when, what?
Monday 3 December 2018, 7 pm
There are only a few tickets left for this event. However, it is still worthwhile to ask at the box office on the evening of the event. Unclaimed tickets are given to people from the waiting list approximately 15 minutes before the event starts. Or follow our live stream.