Berlin Biographies

All about the Lindenstraße Synagogue – Teaching Materials for Grades 9/10 (in German)

Black-and-white photos of two young people; the photo of the young man is peeling badly

A couple in the resistance. Lotte and Siegbert Rotholz lived in the front part of the Lindenstraße Synagogue that fronted onto the street. Photo of Lotte Rotholz, Berlin 1941. Photo from Siegbert Rotholz’s identification card, Berlin 1939; Jewish Museum Berlin, gift of Dr. Margot Pikarski

These materials can be used by teachers in class and combined with a field trip to the memorial to the former Lindenstraße Synagogue.

Your students will learn about four people who lived, studied, and worked at 48–50 Lindenstraße during the Nazi regime: Samuel Antmann, Harry Kindermann, and Lotte and Siegfried Rotholz. Photos, documents, and other materials from the Jewish Museum Berlin archives allow them to work independently or in small groups.

The materials are based on the Berlin and Brandenburg history curriculum for integrated secondary school (ISS) and high school (Gymnasium) grades 9/10.

We recommend that classes visit the exhibition at the Jewish Museum Berlin, either before or after working on the materials. An overview of the school programs offered by the museum is available at

Bird's eye view of monument with stones and trees

Monument to the destroyed synagogue in the courtyard of Axel-Springer-Strasse, 48–50; photo: Michael Krueger, courtesy of Zvi Hecker Architects

Berlin Biographies related to the Lindenstraße Synagogue

Materials to download: 1 web version 2 print version

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