Political Walking tour: Neukölln Will Stay Red!

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  • 16/07/2023
    14:00 - 16:30

Neukölln started out as a village named Rixdorf. It quickly grew into a massive workers’ district — one of Berlin’s reddest neighborhoods. When the revolution began in November 1918, a workers’ and soldiers’ council took over Neukölln’s City Hall. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, the Nazis faced massive resistance here.

On this walking tour, we will visit the sites of street battles against both Nazis and police. We will see where Ruth Fischer, Leo Jogiches, Olga Benario, Anton Grylewicz, and many other revolutionary workers lived, worked, and organized — Rosa Luxemburg made a few appearances as well,

Our tour will be on 16th July, the day before the birthday of another Neukölln activist, Leo Jögiches. We will meet in front of the Geschwister Nothaft Café at Schwarzastraße 9, opposite S-Bhf Sonnenallee. We will meet at 14:00 and leaving by 14:10. We will not be using public transportation — the tour will be entirely outside. The tour will end two hours later near Boddinstraße.

Suggested donation is 10 euros per person, but any contribution is appreciated and none is required.

You will be able to pick up a signed copy of the new book Revolutionary Berlin.