Orte des Erinnerns -
Denkmal im Bayerischen Viertel (1993)
(Berlin-Schöneberg)

Orte des Erinnerns ist ein dezentralisiertes Denkmal im Bayerischen Viertel im Berliner Bezirk Schöneberg,
das 1993 eingeweiht wurde. 80 markante Schilder sind an Lampenmasten montiert, auf der einen Seite mit
bunten Darstellungen versehen, auf der anderen mit anti-jüdischen Gesetzen und Verordnungen von
1933 bis 1945 in schwarz/weiß bedruckt. Die Texte und Bilder auf den Tafeln konfrontieren die Passanten
mit der fast vergessenen Geschichte dieses Viertels, wo Albert Einstein und Hannah Arendt einst lebten.
Verteilt über das ganze Viertel wird das Denkmal zur Metapher für die täglichen Entbehrungen und die
Entrechtung von Juden während der Nazi Zeit.

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Places of Remembrance -
Memorial in the Bavarian Quarter (1993)
(Berlin-Schöneberg)

Places of Remembrance / Orte des Erinnerns is a decentralized memorial in the Bavarian Quarter
in the Schoeneberg district of Berlin, which was inaugurated in 1993.
80 brightly printed signs are put up on lampposts, depicting colorful images on the one side and condensed versions
of anti-Jewish Nazi rules and regulations passed between 1933 and 1945 in black and white on the reverse side.
Together, the words and images force passers-by to remember the almost-forgotten history of this neighborhood,
where Albert Einstein and Hannah Arendt once lived. Dispersed throughout the area the memorial becomes
a metaphor of the daily deprivation of rights and humiliation of Jews during the Nazi era.

>>> Essay (Deutsch) "Normalität des Schreckens" von Barbara Straka (1993) PDF 45 KB
>>> Essay (English) "Remembrance in Schöneberg" by Caroline Wiedmer (1996)
PDF 30 KB

>>> Atkinson, Rick. "Art of Darkness: Berlin's Holocaust Reminder", Washington Post, April 15, 1994
>>> Knight, Christopher. "Concrete, yet not". L.A. Times, June 25, 2005

>>> Johnson, Ian. "Berlin’s Most Unsettling Memorial". The New York Review of Books Blog, June 2013

Zum Denkmal / to the memorial in Berlin
mit der BVG / by public transportation:
U7 oder/or U4, Haltestelle / stop at "Bayerischer Platz"

memorial > locations

Bread
Jews in Berlin are only allowed
to buy food between four and
five o'clock in the afternoon.
July 4, 1940

Jews in Berlin are only allowed to buy food between four and five o'clock in the afternoon. July 4, 1940 (installed in front of a supermarket at Bayerischer Platz)

doctors

Jewish doctors may no longer practice.
July 25, 1938

school
Jewish children are expelled from public schools.
November 15, 1938
Prohibition of all school attendance.
June 20, 1942

Jewish veterinarians may not open practices. April 3, 1936 / General employment ban. Jan 17, 1939
Jewish veterinarians may not open practices.
April 3, 1936
General employment ban.
January 17, 1939

Curtain
Employment ban for Jewish actresses and actors.
March 5, 1934

corner Apostel-Paulus and Münchener Straße (c) Stih & SchnockRental agreements with Jews can be terminated without reason and without keeping within set legal deadlines.  Jews can be sent to so-called "Jew Houses."
Rental agreements with Jews can be terminated without
reason and without keeping within set legal deadlines. 
Jews can be sent to so-called "Jew Houses."
April 30, 1939

Welcome
To avoid giving foreign visitors a negative impression,
signs with strong language will be removed. 
Signs, such as "Jews are unwanted here " will suffice.
January 29, 1936

pearls
Jewelry, items made of gold, silver,
or platinum, and pearls belonging to
Jews are to be turned to the State.
February 21, 1939

images & texts © Stih & Schnock / VG Bild-Kunst / ARS, NYC

Complete signs and map
in the following publication

Places of Remembrance brochure
Bavarian Quarter Memorial - Publication+Map

Orte des Erinnerns / Places of Remembrance in Berlin
4. edition 2009 (in German + English)
ISBN 9783000302848
€ 9,80

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"Places of Remembrance" lightboxes
shown at The Jewish Museum NYC in 2003/4


> right now o
n long term loan to the
Princeton University Art Museum
installed at
East Pyne (see PU campus map)
,
entrance hall, 2. floor

Places of Remembrance - Lightbox 1Places of Remembrance - Lightbox 2 click here for more details

images & texts © Stih & Schnock / VG Bild-Kunst / ARS, NYC

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