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Eldorado KaDeWe x Hertie



Can film be a means of coming to terms with history? Senior Fellow Alexander Busold and the Her.Tietz Initiative will discuss this question with important guests on Wednesday, February 9th at 6 pm CET.

The ARD series “Eldorado KaDeWe” tells the story of the famous department store “KaDeWe”, the Jewish merchant Tietz and the “Aryanisation” of Jewish department stores during the Nazi era. The Hertie Foundation was established in 1974 from the assets of Georg Karg, who took over the Tietz empire, which also included KaDeWe.
As students and alumni, they will discuss the significance, reappraisal and handling of the historical legacy and the resulting responsibility with the following guests:

  • Laura Franken (spokesperson of the Her.Tietz Initiative)
  • John-Philip Hammersen (Managing Director of the Hertie Foundation),
  • Julia von Heinz (director of Eldorado KaDeWe)
  • Christoph Kreutzmüller (historian, House of the Wannsee Conference) and
  • Damian Thüne (actor, portrays Georg Karg in Eldorado KaDeWe).

Moderation: Isabel Schneider (Journalist, NDR)

The Event will take place on Wednesday, February 9th at 6 pm CET.

The event will be broadcast on Alex Berlin TV, on YouTube and on their website on February 9th at 6pm. The event will take place in German but a recording with English subtitles will be available shortly afterwards. For more information about the event, click here.