12 of 12,000
Fallen German-Jewish Soldiers in the First World War
Memorabilia and migration stories – portraits of Jews living in Germany
Memories from the Life of Walter Frankenstein
With many photographs from the Walter and Leonie Frankenstein Collection
The Story of Uri Kozower
Uri and his family were among the last people to be murdered in Auschwitz’s gas chambers
Salvaged from the Trash
The Photo Albums of the Artist Olga Irén Fröhlich
The Diary of Gertrud Bleichröder
Notes from 1988
Book presentation by Daniel Libeskind
25 Jan 2005
W. Michael Blumenthal: Around the World in Eighty Years
Book Presentation (in German)
30 Sep 2010
Walther Rathenau's Life: Text and Context
A Talk by Shulamit Volkov (in German)
15 Oct 2009
Sites of Memory
Lost and Entangled Narratives – Historical events and narratives from the perspective of minorities (in English and German)
16 Sep 2016
Event Series: Eyewitness Talks (13)
In this event series eyewitnesses tell of their fates during the nazi era (video recordings available, in German)
Harry Raymon: Different from the Start
Harry Raymon was born in 1926 in Kirchberg, a town in the Hunsrück upland of southwestern Germany, to a family of Jewish businesspeople. In 1936, his family fled the Nazis and emigrated to the United States.
Mon 28 Feb 2022, 7 pm (in person and via livestream)
In Conversation with Eva Schloss
On 27 January 1945, 15-year-old Eva Geiringer and her mother Elfriede were among the around 7,000 people who witnessed the liberation of the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps by the Soviet Army.
Wed 27 Jan 2021 (video recording available, in German)
The Family Album
Peter Schaul recounts the life of his mother, Dora Schaul, whose estate is part of the interactive installation The Family Album
9 Nov 2020 (with video recording, in German)
Zvi Cohen: The Boy with the Harmonica
Zvi Cohen was born in 1931 as Horst Cohn in Berlin. He attended the Jewish school in Choriner Straße from 1937. On his way to school, he was repeatedly attacked by the Hitler Youth and from 1941, he lost the courage to leave the apartment at all. During this time he learned to play the harmonica.
9 Mar 2020 - cancelled!
Zvi Aviram: Brushes with Death
16 September 2019
Zvi Aviram was born in January 1927 in Berlin as Heinz Abrahamsohn. From age 14, he had to perform forced labor in the arms industry. During the so-called factory operation on 27 February 1943, his parents were arrested and deported and he himself went into illegality.
12 June 2019
Sally Perel was born in Peine in April 1925. After the German invasion of the Soviet Union he pretended to be a Volksdeutscher and called himself Josef Perjell.
In 1990, his memoirs were published and were filmed in the same year under the title Hitlerjunge Salomon.
Peter Neuhof: A Youth in the Shadow of the Persecution
3 December 2018
Peter Neuhof speaks about his memories and experiences in an interview with Aubrey Pomerance, head of the archive (in German). His parents were active members of the German Communist Party (KPD) and were arrested in 1943. Peter was able to remain in the parental home.
Hanni Levy: Surviving in Berlin
Born in 1924, survived the Nazi era in hiding in Berlin with the help of friends, in German
25 Jun 2018 (with video recording)
Anita Lasker Wallfisch
28 and 29 May 2018
Born in Breslau in 1925, Anita Lasker Wallfisch studied cello in Berlin from 1938. In 1942, Anita’s parents were deported to Izbica and murdered, and in 1943 Anita and her sister Renate were deported to Ausschwitz.
Margot Friedländer: Try to Make Your Life
9 April 2018
Margot Friedländer was born in 1921 in Berlin and has had close ties with the museum for many years. She reads from her memoir, which takes its title from her mother’s last message to her: Try to Make Your Life. Followed by a brief discussion with Aubrey Pomerance, Head of the Archive.
Walter Frankenstein: Not with Us
31 January 2018
Born in 1924 in West Prussia, Walter Frankenstein lived in Berlin from 1936. When deportation threatened, he went into hiding with his wife and their five-week-old son. The family managed to survive with the help of friends.
Kurt Roberg: A Visa Or Your Life
Born 1924 in Celle, emigration at the end of 1938 via the Netherlands, return to Berlin in March 1941 and re-emigration in May 1941 via Lisbon to the USA, in German
4 Dec 2017 (with video recording)
Henry Wuga: A Nuremberger from Glasgow
23 October 2017
Henry Wuga was born to a Jewish mother and a Catholic father in Nuremberg in 1924. In 1938, his parents were able to send him to Scotland with a children’s transport and later in 1947, he could bring his mother, who had survived in hiding, to his home in Glasgow.
Event Series: New German Stories (14)
New German Stories
Since 2014, New German Stories has been illustrating Germany’s past and present as a multiethnic society through the lens of individual lives. The event series includes readings, film screenings, and conversations.
Phral mende – Who We Are
15 March 2018
Film and Discussion on Perspectives of Sinti and Roma in Germany
Germanija. How I Became an Adult and a Jew in Germany
Reading and discussion on Dmitrij Belkin's narrative that also throws light on immigration today.
19 Oct 2017
With Karamba to the Bundestag
Reading and Discussion with Karamba Diaby (in German)
1 Jun 2017
Eine Sintifamilie erzählt
(Our Father. A Sinti Family Recounts)
Discussion and reading with Anita Awosusi
23 Mar 2017
A Jew in Neukölln:
My Path to Coexistence of Religions
The theology student and journalist Ármin Langer presents his first book
19 Oct 2016
Children of the liberation
6 July 2016
Discussion and reading with Marion Kraft, Ika Hügel-Marshall and Judy Gummich: The perspectives of black Germans of the postwar generation
ХАИМ – HEIM (Home)
15 March 2016
Discussion and film clips with Robert Schulzmann
Eine jüdische Mutter packt aus (A Jewish mother reveals all)
19 May 2015
Reading and discussion with Adriana Altaras
Osama bin Laden is sleeping with fishes
10 March 2015
Reading and discussion with Ahmad Milad Karimi
The “Koscher Light” Generation
9 September 2014
Reading and discussion with Alina Gromova
8 July 2014
Film showing and discussion with Canan Turan
Being German and Black as well
13 May 2014
Reading and discussion with Theodor Michael
On Growing up and Living in Germany
20 March 2014
Reading and discussion with Urmila Goel and Nisa Punnamparambil-Wolf
We, the new Germans
Who we are, what we want
15 January 2014
Reading and discussion with Alice Bota, Khuê Pham and Özlem Topçu