Yahrzeit Rabbi Esriel Hildesheimer זצוק”ל

At the grave of Rabbi Dr. Esriel Hildesheimer זצוק"ל took place on Monday, June 14, 2021, 4th Tammuz 5781, 12:00 p.m., the annual Yahrzeit-Ceremony with which the congregation honors its first rabbi and the founder and first rector of the Rabbinical Seminary of Berlin, closely interwoven with the Adass Jisroel. We honor his work, his …

Not forgotten – Not forgiven

Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes' Remembrance Day  Holocaust Martyrs 'and Heroes' Remembrance Day is dedicated to remember the victims of the Holocaust - this inconceivable crime that Nazi Germany and their aides from other countries inflicted on the Jewish people. The day is also dedicated to commemorating the deeds of heroism and rebellion against the oppressors in …

Commemoration of the women-protest in Rosenstrasse against the “Fabrik-Aktion”

On February 27, 1943, the so-called "Fabrik-Aktion" of the Nazis took place, during which thousands of Jews were arrested at their workplaces of forced labor and then deported to Auschwitz. In Berlin thousands of men were held in the internment camp at Rosenstrasse 2-4, the former welfare office of the Jewish Community in Berlin. When …

Purim – a special holiday for many reasons

Ta’anit Esther: Thursday, 25. February 2021 / 13 Adar 5781 Purim: Friday, 26. February 2021 / 14 Adar 5781 For most holidays we are used to celebrating an extra day when outside of Israel. Purim, however, is the only holiday which varies from city to city (within Israel). Depending on if the city was surrounded …

International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Holocaust

We remember and ask  We remember! We remember that on January 27, 1944, soldiers of the Red Army reached the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp and liberated it. They encountered Dante's inferno on earth. We honour the 6 million murdered Jewish children, women and men. On today's International Day of Remembrance we commemorate the victims of the …

1945 – 2020 The Nuremberg trials

The first major war crime trials in Nuremberg began on November 20, 1945. 24 leading personalities of the German state were held accountable for the war and mass murder. Erich Kästner, present as reporter in Nuremberg courtroom 600, says: “The chairman of the court opens the session. The American chief prosecutor is followed by the French. He …

Jewish Soldiers in the First World War – First highly decorated, then deported

In sadness and dejection we remember the confident, courageous and brave, turned into disappointed, betrayed and ostracized Jewish soldiers and officers who fought for Germany in World War I and lost their lives. Around 100,000 Jewish soldiers and officers fought in the German army in World War I, 78,000 of them from the front. 12,000 …