A Square for Fromet and Moses Mendelssohn

Event within the Framework of the Jewish Culture Days 2014

With the naming of the new town square on Lindenstrasse, Berlin gains a monument commemorating the philosopher of the Enlightenment Moses Mendelssohn and his wife Fromet Gugenheim. Mendelssohn’s willingness to enter dialog and his openness towards other denominations inspired his friend Lessing to create the title character "Nathan the Wise." His love marriage to the daughter of a merchant from Hamburg and their union as intellectual equals became a model for future generations.

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Where

The Plaza in Front of the W. M. Blumenthal Academy

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

The naming ceremony will be accompanied by the music of Fanny Hensel and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and a reading from the newly published book "Moses Mendelssohn. Freunde, Feinde & Familie" (Moses Mendelssohn. Friends, enemies, & family).

A cooperation with the district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, the Jewish Culture Days, and the Hentrich & Hentrich Publishing House Berlin.

Where

The Plaza in Front of the W. M. Blumenthal Academy

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

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  • When

    11 September 2014, 5 pm

  • Where
    The Plaza in Front of the W. M. Blumenthal Academy

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

Events (1) Jewish Culture Days, Berlin 2014 Show all

Jewish Culture Days, Berlin 2014

In 2014, the Jewish Culture Days took place in the Rykestrasse Synagogue and other locations around Berlin from 4 to 14 September. For the occasion, the square outside our Academy was ceremonially renamed, and the Society of Friends and Patrons of the Jewish Museum Berlin put on the concert that closed the festivities.

A Square for Fromet and Moses Mendelssohn

11 September 2014
The naming ceremony of the new town square on Lindenstrasse