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Cross-border protest. The 17 June 1953 in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

17 june | 6 pm | Studio theatre in the Alte Feuerwache

The "popular uprising of 17 June 1953" in the GDR is a central historical event in recent German history and, above all, in the history of Berlin. The former Stalinallee (today: Karl-Marx-Allee) was a central place of protest in today's Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district: workers from various Friedrichshain companies around Warschauer Straße joined the strikes; on the Oberbaumbrücke, young people discovered the chairman of the East German CDU, Otto Nuschke, in his official car and rolled him across the sector border into West Berlin's Kreuzberg district.


The learning and research project "Youth in Political Protest" at the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial explores the protest participation of young people during the "Popular Uprising of 17 June 1953". Using biographies of young protest participants, the project explores the causes, processes and consequences of participation in the uprising and aims to convey the complexity of the protest events.


At the event in cooperation with the FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum, staff from the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen memorial centre will provide an insight into the project. Using individual biographies, they will trace the protest events of 17 June 1953 in the district and discuss the links to neighbouring West Berlin's Kreuzberg district. The event will also discuss how the use of images shapes the public memory of 17 June 1953. Last but not least, dominant narratives and historical images of the event will be scrutinised, particularly with regard to age and gender.


Discussion with Elke Stadelmann-Wenz, Elke Neumann and Tom-Aaron Aschke
moderated by Sonja Lindhauer, FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum


Link to the project website:


at the Studiobühne in the Alte Feuerwache, Marchlewskistr. 6, 10243 Berlin


Kiezgespräch – Life at and with the Berlin Wall

20 June| 6 pm | FHXB Museum

35 years after the fall of the Wall, Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg belong together as a matter of course. From 1961 to 1989, however, the neighbourhoods were separated by the Wall and border fortifications. How did the neighbourhoods develop during the division? How did people in Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg view the division of the city? And what did the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 mean for the local people? The Berlin Commissioner for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship (BAB) explores these and other questions in its event series "My neighbourhood. History(s) of Divided Berlin". The series will stop off in Kreuzberg in June.

On 20 June 2024, 6 pm, a neighbourhood discussion with historian Anna von Arnim-Rosenthal and contemporary witnesses Bettina Rathenow and Sanem Kleff will take place at the museum. Bettina Rathenow was a co-founder of the opposition group Women for Peace in the GDR and a participant in the Round Table in Friedrichshain in 1989/90. Sanem Kleff, a teacher of Turkish origin, worked at a secondary school in Kreuzberg from 1981. Today she heads the "School without Racism - School with Courage" project. The discussion will be moderated by BAB speaker Dr Philipp Schultheiß.

Neighbourhood discussion with audience participation with

Sanem Kleff, contemporary witness

Bettina Rathenow, contemporary witness

Anna von Arnim-Rosenthal, Director of the East Side Gallery, Berlin Wall Foundation


Dr Philipp Schultheiß, Consultant at the Berlin Commissioner for Reappraisal

Free admission | Event in German spoken language | Wheelchair-accessible

A co-operation between the Berlin Commissioner for Reappraisal and the FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum.

Further information:

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Inauguration of Audre Lorde Street and a memorial to Audre Lorde

28 June | 5 – 7 pm | Intersection Audre-Lorde-Straße/Muskauer Straße

The feminist, campaigner and poet Audre Geraldine Lorde (1934-1992) had a significant influence on the Black women's* movement worldwide with her work against homophobia, sexism and racism. Between 1984 and 1992, she often spent time in West Berlin, including in Kreuzberg. Here she gave readings and lectures, called for a fight against racism and encouraged Black women to make their own history visible.

In February 2019, the district parliament of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg decided to name a street after Audre Lorde. Based on a public consultation, it chose the northern section of Manteuffelstraße. Now there is officially an Audre Lorde street in Kreuzberg.

With speeches by Clara Herrmann (district mayor of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg), Werner Heck (head of the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district council), Katharina Oguntoye, Marion Kraft, Dagmar Schultz, Tahir Della & Jasmin Eding

With music and artistic contributions by 3 Women, Joliba Choir & Lahya Aukongo

An event organised by FHXB Museum & Art Planner



Long Book Night in Oranienstraße

29 June | 5:30 – 7:45 pm | FHXB Museum

Life in resistance: Franziska zu Reventlow, Erich Mühsam, Olga Benario, Fritz Oerter

5:30 – 6:30 pm

In the context of the exhibition "Gruppe Eva Mamlok - Widerstandsgeschichten" (14 June - 22 September 2024), which focuses on the resistance of young Jewish anti-fascists in Berlin-Kreuzberg, Verbrecher Verlag is presenting various texts by anti-fascist authors.

Kristine Listau and Jörg Sundermeier will read texts by Franziska zu Reventlow, Erich Mühsam, Olga Benario and Fritz Oerter. What they have in common is that they were politically active writers who fought against the rise of nationalism at the beginning of the 20th century and led a life of resistance.

The reading will take place at the FHXB Museum in German spoken language. Admission is free.


Milly Witkop and Rudolf Rocker - An anarchist dream couple from a Yiddish perspective

by Arndt Beck

7:00 – 7:45 pm

Milly Witkop and Rudolf Rocker met as politically active anarchists in London in 1895, were imprisoned during the war, spent the Weimar years together in Berlin, fled to the USA in 1933, where they lived together near New York until Milly's death in 1955:


Milly Witkop, the eldest of four daughters of a Jewish family from Zlatopol/Ukraine, was sent to London by her family as a "billet maker" at the age of 17 or 18. She soon broke away from her religious upbringing and became a lifelong anarcha-feminist editor and influential activist.

Rudolf Rocker, a Catholic orphan from Mainz, learned the trade of bookbinder and was politically socialised in the Social Democratic Party at an early age before leaving it in 1891 in a dispute. In Paris, he soon met Eastern European "Yiddish" anarchists, felt magically attracted, learnt the Yiddish language and in 1898 became the editor of a Yiddish workers' newspaper and an anarchist cultural publisher in London as Goy. The wealth of his journalistic work is revealed in two languages: Spanish and Yiddish.

Arndt Beck's reading is a collage of translations from the Yiddish press and highlights the work of two unusual people. He describes himself as an artist, cultural entrepreneur, Kreuzberg leftover recycler and co-founder of


Event as part of the long book night. You can find the complete programme here

Venue and organiser:
FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum, Adalbertstraße 95a,