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Synagogue at the Fraenkelufer : We want to put a moral character

At the memory, it is like an old tree stump. Initially, it remains reasonably stable until he expires slowly, more and more frayed. The terrible events of our German history between the years 1933 and 1945, are now eighty years. Witnesses there are, by nature, is less and less, soon we will be able to rely only on written or photographic memorabilia.

to accelerate The further the persecution of the Jews, the Holocaust, the NS terror regime in the past back, the uninhibited dancing, the diehards, the anti-Semites, racists and neo-Nazis on the tree trunk with their St. Vitus ' dance and trying so, the process of Decay of the memory.

This is a painful process, we want to counteract. We want to set a strong, solid, a stone sign against Forgetting. Never again Auschwitz! – must remain the moral compass for our country. Never again, exclusion and persecution of religious, cultural, ethnic, or sexual minorities! – this is the minimal consensus that characterizes our society.

We want to set an example for this is the moral basis of our state by building one of the formerly largest synagogues in Berlin, which used to be so proud synagogue on fraenkelufer historically. A in our history of unique projects.

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Show that the Jewish citizens in the middle of our company

We dream of, this small project started in a civil society, Germany-wide Initiative. We want to build a place of social interaction, exchange and tolerance. As a clear sign of how we understand ourselves today and how we see our future.

Who builds, remains. The believed the Jews in our country and have been bitterly disappointed. The Black-and-White photographs from the pogrom night of November 9. November 1938, a terrible illustration of this. Today, a lifetime later, we want to show that the Jewish citizens include, of course, in the middle of our society. Who builds, remains. For always.

We – all of whom are committed Democrats and Democrats, convinced and proud citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany, which are the responsibility towards our German history – conscious- committed to ensuring that the synagogue will be built at the fraenkelufer in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

a sign of the eternal memory

it is Our goal at the 9. November 2023 – 85 years after Jewish houses of worship desecrated in the midst of our country's business and being burned to the ground – the Foundation-stone is laid, to make one of the most magnificent synagogues in the old glory. As a sign of the old self-evident Jewish life in Germany, but also as a sign of eternal memory.

Which place would offer this better than the centre of Berlin, a plot of land in Kreuzberg. Here, on the sandy soil of Brandenburg, surrounded by the scents of the Orient, and in a district that is increasingly involved New-Berlin and New-Berliners, many of them will only coined recently in Germany, we want to shape the future. And so, in the hope that the Stump again soon shoots down and a new tree grows.

- The signatories for the "Jewish center synagogue Fraenkelufer – Association for the reconstruction": Raed Saleh (Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the SPD parliamentary group in the chamber of deputies), Monika Herrmann (deputising for the author. Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the mayor of the district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg), Ole von Beust, Pinar Cetin, Antony Colman, Sebastian Czaja, Markus Frenzel, Gregor Gysi, Sven Heinemann, Gideon Joffe, Michael Müller, Nina & Dekel Peretz, Ülker Radziwill, Eric Schweitzer, Mitri Sirin, Michael Sommer, Iris Spranger, Friede Springer, Marina Weis band

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