Orte der Erinnerung 1933 - 1945

Gedenkstätten, Dokumentationszentren und Museen
zur Geschichte der nationalsozialistischen Diktatur
in Berlin und Brandenburg

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New Synagogue Berlin - Centrum Judaicum: “Open Ye the Gates”

The permanent exhibition of the Foundation New Synagogue Berlin - Centrum Judaicum “Open Ye the Gates” traces the history of the building and the lives connected with it. Very little has survived that could tell us something about the building. However, some architectural fragments and remnants of the interior furnishings were recovered from the ruins of the historical building prior to its restoration. These form the main part of the exhibition.

The various displays and documents give an impression of how diverse Jewish life was in this part of Berlin. Visitors on a guided tour are permitted to enter the open space behind the restored parts of the building. Here one can gain an impression of the immensity of the former main room of the synagogue.

The inner wall and the remnants of the masonry of the actual synagogue have been secured by a glass and steel structure. The ground plan of the former synagogue has been laid out in stone in the open space, marking the dimensions of the destroyed section. Thus the scars left by history remain clearly visible.

Address and Hours of Operation

Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum (New Synagogue Berlin Fundation)
Oranienburger Straße 28/30
10117 Berlin

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Tel.: +49-30-88 02 83 00
Fax: +49-30-88 02 84 83

E-Mail: office(at)centrumjudaicum.de
Internet: http://www.centrumjudaicum.de/en/ausstellungen/dauerausstellung/

Entrance fee 5 Euro per person / reduced 4 Euro
We offer „Audio Guides“ for individual visitors who are interested in viewing the permanent exhibition “Tuet auf die Pforten” but cannot take part in the weekly public guided tour offered on Sundays, or who would like to take the tour in English, Spanish or Hebrew. The “Audio Guides” can be rented for 3 Euro per person directly at the documentation stand.

Public tours: Sundays at 2 and 4pm

Also Wednesdays at 4pm, March through October only

Subway (U-Bahn): Oranienburger Tor, Friedrichstraße, Weinmeisterstraße
Rapid Transit System (S-Bahn): Oranienburger Straße, Friedrichstraße, Hackescher Markt
Street Trams (Straßenbahn): Oranienburger Straße