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Ohlsdorf Cemetery in the Ohlsdorf quarter of the city of Hamburg, Germany, is the biggest rural cemetery in the world and the fourth-largest cemetery in the world. Most of the people buried at the cemetery are civilians, but there is also a large number of victims of war from various nations. The cemetery notably includes the Old Hamburg Memorial Cemetery with the graves of many notable Hamburg citizens. Wikipedia

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Private Walking Tour of Berlin's Jewish History

Ohlsdorf Cemetery, Hamburg

Discover the inspiring and moving history of the Jewish Community in Berlin on this private walking tour of the memorials and monuments to the persecution and heroism of the Jews through the centuries, from medieval burnings to the Holocaust. On your private walking tour, your guide will talk you through the history of the Jewish Community in Berlin. See St Mary’s Church, the Block of Women sculpture, the Old Jewish Cemetery, now restored after it was desecrated by the Nazis, the Missing House, the Anne Frank Centre, and the Stolpersteins – or stumbling stones – brass squares embedded in the pavements, and inscribed with the family names of the Jewish lives lost during the Nazi extermination. You will end this fascinating and deeply thought-provoking tour with a guided visit inside the magnificent New Synagogue, one of the great architectural marvels of Berlin, and restored after its desecration by the Nazis on Kristallnacht.

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Jewish legacy walking tour in Berlin

Ohlsdorf Cemetery, Hamburg

Judaism. The soul of Berlin. Visit the past and the present. The Old Synagogue once accommodated the Jewish population of the city. And the New Synagogue. A 200-year-old Moorish-styled holy place. From the Block of Women that resisted the Nazi party. You will hear how the movement was the first to stand up against tyranny. Otto Weidt protected his Jewish workers from persecution. The Museum Blindenwerkstatt is named in his honor. A hero among troubled times. And what better way to keep Jewish identity alive? Education.  The Jüdisches Gymnasium Moses Mendelssohn is the first school to reach out to poor Jewish families. Education kept the community stronger. The Memorial Jewish Cemetery is a Holocaust memorial. Architect Peter Eisenman’s 2,711 slabs keep the honor of the deceased alive.

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