The Last Rabbi of Oranienburgerstrasse

This week we prepared for our live online event with Alisa Jaffa by rereading her testimony. Alisa's father, Dr Ignatz Maybaum, was rabbi of the Berlin ‘Liberale’ synagogues, Oranienburgerstrasse & Pestalozzistrasse & was imprisoned by the Nazis in 1935. You can attend our free talk with Alisa by booking a ticket here. We'll make a recording available after the event.


We also studied the very vivid testimony of Steven Mendelsson, who came over to Britain with his younger brother Wally on a Kindertransport in April 1939:



And we were very moved by the testimony of Gerti Baruch and the message written by her teacher when Gerti left primary school in Vienna: