#SPUREN­SUCHE. A Prove­nance Walk through Berlin

For Inter­national Prove­nance Research Day

For the 6th Inter­national Prove­nance Research Day, eight Berlin cultural insti­tutions are joining forces to look for traces of the past (#SPURENSUCHE): the Jewish Museum Berlin, the Academy of the Arts Library, the German Historical Museum, the Berlin State Library – Prussian Cultural Heritage, the Topo­graphy of Terror Foun­dation, the Hum­boldt University Library, the Central Archive of the Berlin State Museums and the Central and Regional Library of Berlin.

Past event


Topography of Terror – Documentation Center
Niederkirchnerstraße 8, 10963 Berlin

They are orga­nizing four guided walks through the capital, which will provide an insight into the work of prove­nance researchers at the indi­vidual cultural institutions and, at various places along the tours, point out visible remnants of the Nazi dictator­ship and the fates of perse­cuted individuals.

The first walk begins at 10 am at the Topo­graphy of Terror Docu­mentation Center and leads to the library of the Jewish Museum Berlin, where Elisabeth Weber, a prove­nance researcher at the JMB, will introduce artist Arno Nadel, a Jewish forced laborer who kept a diary on Nazi book theft.

The word Spurensuche with enlarged letters in the middle of the word on a red-berry background.

The full program of all four walks can be found on the website of the Berlin State Library (in German)

Where, when, what?

  • WhenWed 10 Apr 2024, 10 am
  • Durationapprox. 90 minutes
  • Where Topography of Terror – Documentation Center
    Niederkirchnerstraße 8, 10963 Berlin
    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    Free of charge

  • Number of participants Up to 15

    Meeting pointTopo­graphy of Terror, Niederkirchnerstraße 8, 10963 Berlin (by the stairs to the Documentation Center; in the foyer in the event of heavy rain)

    Registration at Spurensuche – Provenienzforschung

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