Levetzow Synagogue

Not all synagogues were destroyed during Kristallnacht the night between 9th and 10th November 1938 and one of them was the Levetzow Synagogue in Berlin. From the fall of 1941, the synagogue was used as a assembly camp for rounded-up Jews prior their deportaion to ghettos or camps in eastern Europe. A total of 63 transports departed from the synagogue. The synagogue was later badly damaged during allied bombings ans subsequently demolished.

Current status: Demolished with monument (2010).

Address: Levetzowstrasse 8, 10555 Berlin.

Get there: Metro to Turmstrasse Station.

My comment:

The monument consists of a surreal freight wagon, placed just in front of the former Synagogue where the Jews stepped up on the trains bound for Eastern Europe. Adjacent to the wagon is an impressive obelisk with information (date, number and destination) about all transports that departed from the Synagogue.

Follow up in books: Gilbert, Martin: The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War (1987).