Category Archives: History

Cleaning Stumbling Blocks to Commemorate the Victims of the Holocaust

Stolpersteingruppe Pankow and Freundeskreis Berlin Pankow-Ashkelon invite you to help clean stumbling blocks in Alt-Pankow and Niederschönhausen to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. Stumbling blocks, known as Stolpersteine in Germany, are cobblestone-sized blocks bearing the name and life dates of victims of Nazi extermination or persecution. Intended to pay tribute to those murdered or persecuted by the Nazis, they are laid right into the pavement and can be found in front of many houses all over Europe.

Saturday, 20 May 2017, 11:00 am

Group 1
Meeting point: Friedenskirche Niederschönhausen
Dietzgenstraße – Eichenstraße – Treskowstraße
(12 stumbling blocks)

Group 2
Meeting point: Kirche Alt-Pankow
Breite Straße – Heinrich-Mann-Straße – Schulzestraße – Kreuzstraße – Görschstraße
(14 stumbling blocks)

Group 3
Meeting point: Garbátyplatz
Florastraße – Mühlenstraße – Berliner Straße – Binzstraße – Borkumstraße – Miltenberger Weg
(14 stumbling blocks)

Group 4
Meeting point: Brotfabrik/Prenzlauer Promenade
Prenzlauer Promenade – Thulestraße – Hallandstraße – Westerlandstraße – Maximilianstraße
(15 stumbling blocks)

Afterwards, at approx. 12:30 pm, we will meet at Milchmanns Kaffeehaus (Berliner Straße 119) where participants will have the chance to ask questions and get more background information.

Walking through Jewish Pankow with Kenny

In cooperation with the Freundeskreis, »Kenny« created an app that takes visitors to the Jewish sites of Pankow such as Bleichröder Park, Garbáty Square, Rykestraße Synagogue and the Jewish cemetery in Berlin’s Weißensee district. In addition to a route planner, the app offers detailed information on the individual sites.

The app can be downloaded free of charge and is available for iPhone/iPad and Android.

More information:

For the App: © Kenny Travel Media GmbH – Kartographie © OpenStreetMap contributors

Sally Perel Visits Pankow

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the citizens association »Für Pankow e.V.« organized a joint event on 7 January 2015. Holocaust survivor Sally Perel visited the Pankow orphanage. More than 350 people listened as he spoke about his dramatic life. His story is told in the 1990 film »Europa Europa«, directed by Agnieszka Holland. Mr Perel’s autobiography was published in Germany in 1992. Ines Koenen, chair of the Freundeskreis, gave a welcoming address.