Kurt Roberg: A Visa Or Your Life
Eyewitness Talk On Experiences and Fates of German Jews during the Nazi Era (with Video Recording in German)
Born in Celle in 1924, 14-year-old Kurt Roberg fled alone after the 1938 November pogrom to the Netherlands, where he was to finish school. But his dramatic escape story begins with the bombing of Rotterdam in May 1940. He finally reaches his family in New York via Berlin and Lisbon in 1941.
In the new series of talks, witnesses of that time who have been closely connected to the Jewish Museum Berlin for years, share their experiences and memories. They represent universal experiences of survival with their unique biographies.
Organized with the support of the Berliner Sparkasse.