In Re­mem­brance

Where Berlin - - SIGHTSEEING -

Jewish memo­ri­als are ev­ery­where in Ber­lin, from Mitte out to the forested out­skirts. Be­sides the fa­mous Me­mo­rial to the Mur­dered Jews of Europe near Bran­den­burg Gate and the Gleis 17 me­mo­rial at Grunewald sta­tion, the train plat­form from which Ber­lin Jews were de­ported, there are many lesser-known Jewish mon­u­ments that are some­times over­looked. The Orte des Erin­nerns street sign me­mo­rial in Schöneberg tells the his­tory of sys­tem­atic dis­crim­i­na­tion against Jews in Nazi Ger­many us­ing both im­age and text. In Moabit, the Levet­zow­straße De­por­ta­tion Me­mo­rial, in the form of a styl­ized freight car, is ded­i­cated to the Ber­lin Jews who were de­ported from the site of one of the city's largest syn­a­gogues. And in Steglitz, the Mir­rored Wall Me­mo­rial com­mem­o­rates 1732 de­ported Ber­lin Jews, in­clud­ing 229 from Steglitz, along with the sy­n­a­gogue that was lo­cated there be­fore be­ing dam­aged dur­ing

on 9 Novem­ber, 1938.

Biosphäre Pots­dam

This trop­i­cal amuse­ment park fea­tures a green­house with more than 20,000 plants, in­clud­ing a palm grove, a man­grove swamp, and many an­i­mals such as igua­nas, par­rots, geckos, frogs, and but­ter­flies. Open daily Mon– Fri 9am– 6pm, from 10am on week­ends and hol­i­days. €11.50/9.80. Un­der-3s free. www.biosphaere- pots­dam.de. Ge­org- Hale­man­nAllee 99. T: 0331.550740. Tram 96 from Pots­dam Haupt­bahn­hof. Off Map

Film­park Ba­bels­berg

In the early 1900s, the Ba­bels­berg film stu­dios pro­duced some of the most im­por­tant films of the si­lent era un­til they were taken over by the Nazi regime to pro­duce po­lit­i­cal pro­pa­ganda. To­day, the stu­dios are still in use but part of the com­plex

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