Berliners in the Holocaust with John Owen - Context Travel

Berliners in the Holocaust with John Owen


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This conversation will tell the story of the Holocaust, through the lives of Berliners on both the side of the victim and the perpetrator. Join a local Berlin historian to understand more about this period and come away with a better understanding of the connection between the Holocaust and Berlin.

Berlin was the city in which the plans for the murder of Europe's Jews were developed and launched from. Among the murdered were tens of thousands of Berliners. This conversation will attempt to tell the stories of Berliners during the Holocaust. While it will focus on victim stories, it will also tell the stories of some of the perpetrators in order to look at why a city which had housed Germany's biggest Jewish community became the launching point for the largest genocide in history.

Led by historian John Owen, this interactive seminar will leave you with profound insight into Holocaust stories relating to Berlin. Designed to inform and educate, participants will emerge with a greater understanding of this dark period in world history.

Photo credit: WikiCommons Stephan KaphlePhoto credit: WikiCommons Stephan Kaphle

John studied History and German at the University of Oxford, eventually specializing in German-Jewish history and the history of the Third Reich. He has been coming to Berlin since he was a teenager and moved to the city permanently a couple of years ago. The tangibility of history, especially that of the twentieth century, never ceases to thrill him in Berlin.

Suitable for all audiences but not tailored for too young children.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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