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With London 1938 the Liebermann-Villa is marking the 80th anniversary of the London response to Nazi Germany’s infamous Degenerate Art exhibition in 1937. Curator Lucy Wasensteiner speaks about its relevance today. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

INTERVIEW! Berlin's Schulfarm Insel Scharfenberg was the most radical of all pedagogical experiments started during the Weimar Republic. Today film "Die Insel" pays tribute to this unique educational bubble. Catch it on Sep 26, 20:00 at Lichtblick. Read more

History

British director Robert Chevara on Blonde Poison, a play based on the amazing true story of Stella Goldschlag, the Jewish bombshell who operated as a Gestapo agent in Nazi Berlin. Catch it at Brotfabrik Sep 21-Oct 3. Read more

Theatre & Dance

In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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In a shudderingly explicit new exhibition, Berlin hosts 100 works created in the ghettos and camps of WWII Europe. It's art that survived the Holocaust – even if the artists didn't. Discover the beauty formed in an era of darkness, through Apr 3. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

In the 1920s, Lilli Henoch was Germany’s greatest multi-sport athlete. Martin-Heinz Ehlert has dedicated the past 25 years of his life to giving the young Jewish woman her rightful place in German sporting history. Read more

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Take a stroll around the Bayerisches Viertel in Schöneberg. Among its well-manicured facades, the street signs tell a different story. Using images and text, they form an informative and moving story of what happened from 1933 to 1945. Read more

History

Hanukkah started yesterday, and we've got a series of Jewish-themed articles to mark the occasion! To begin, Berlin historian Herrmann Simon taped his mother's incredible true story of survival in WWII, now out in English as Underground in Berlin. Read more

History

OUT NOW! Rick Ostermann stuns in his poignant directorial debut about a boy separated from his brother during WWII in WOLFSKINDER. Read more

Film

We take a look back over the moments in history when Berlin stood on the brink of annihilation. Read more

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Picked up our Apocalypse issue yet? There's plenty of doom packed in it, but back in 2004, we spoke with author Jörg Friedrichs about another Berlin Armageddon. Read more

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