Events in Berlin on the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27

01/27/2022 - Berlin: Every year on January 27, the victims of the Holocaust are remembered on the occasion of the anniversary of the liberation of the concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. Many events will also take place in Berlin. We have compiled a selection below.


The Britz-based initiative “Hufeisern gegen Rechts“ invites to join a silent, personal commemoration on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. In front of the senior citizens’ recreation center Seniorenfreizeitstätte Bruno Taut, film excerpts from an illustrated reading by Auschwitz survivor Otto D. Kulka from his book Landschaften der Metropole des Todes  will be shown in a continuous loop lasting approximately eight minutes.

Participation in the event on the square in front of the building at Fritz-Reuter-Allee 50 is possible in from 10:00 to 16:00.


Members of the Lichtenberg District Office will lay wreaths at memorial and remembrance locations in the district on this day and call on Lichtenberg residents to commemorate individually. The district office will commemorate at the following places:

10:00 – Gedenkstein Konrad-Wolf-Straße 92 – Veranstaltung des Ardenne- Gymnasiums
(Bezirksamt Lichtenberg)

ca. 10:15 – Gedenktafel Aronstein, Werneuchener Straße 3
(Bezirksbürgermeister Michael Grunst)

ca. 10:30 – Friedhof St. Hedwig, Konrad-Wolf-Str.
(Bezirksbürgermeister Michael Grunst)

12:00 – Gedenkstele Arbeitserziehungslager Wuhlheide (nahe Eisenbahnbrücke), Am Tierpark 125
(Bezirksstadtrat Kevin Hönicke/ Bezirksstadträtin Filiz Keküllüoğlu)

13:15 – Gedenktafel Fennpfuhl
(Bezirksstadträtin Filiz Keküllüoğlu/ Bezirksstadtrat Kevin Hönicke)

ca. 14:00 – Gedenkort Rummelsburg
(Bezirksstadtrat Martin Schaefer/ Bezirksstadträtin Camilla Schuler)

14:30 – Ehrenmal an der Erlöserkirche
(Bezirksstadtrat Martin Schaefer/ Bezirksstadträtin Camilla Schuler)

ca. 14:45 – Gedenkstein für Erwin Nöldner/Nöldnerplatz
(Bezirksstadtrat Martin Schaefer)

15:00 – Gedenkstein auf dem Loeperplatz an der Kirche
(Bezirksbürgermeister Michael Grunst)

At 18:00 as every year, the central memorial event “Erinnern für die Zukunft” will take place at the Museum Lichtenberg, Türrschmidtstraße 24, 10317 Berlin. More than 300 names of Jews expelled and murdered from Lichtenberg and Hohenschönhausen will be projected onto the gable wall of the town hall. They will be read until the morning hours of January 28, 2022. The projection will take place in compliance with the relevant Covid 19 protection measures.

Visitors to the memorial sites are asked to observe the applicable distance rules and to wear mouth-nose protection.


The Commission for Civic Work in Pankow in cooperation with the Protestant parish Alt-Pankow and the VVN-BdA will remember and commemorate the victims of the Holocaust with the 24th traditional chain of lights. Meeting point is from 18:00 at the former Jewish orphanage Pankow, Berliner Str.120/121 (S-/U-Bahnhof Pankow).

After the opening ceremony, the participants will proceed with candles to the Pankow church. On the way there will be a stop with speeches in front of the former garden house of Garbaty. At the intersection, traffic will be interrupted for a minute of commemoration. Afterwards, a commemorative event will be held in the church with the theater project “Der Koffer“, performed by the association “Dramatische Republik”.

Note: Please observe the Corona measures in effect! The host would like all participants to wear masks. Please bring candles!

Berlin Steglitz-Zehlendorf

The district assembly and the district office Steglitz-Zehlendorf commemorate the victims of National Socialism within the framework of a silent wreath-laying ceremony starting at 15:00 at the memorial on the grounds of the former subcamp of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Wismarer Straße / Eugen-Kleine-Brücke.

Furthermore, a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at 15:45 on the same day at the mirror wall on Hermann-Ehlers-Platz.

Please observe the present regulations for dealing with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19, in particular the observance of the minimum distance of 1.5 m between individuals.

Online memorial event

The Dokumentations- und Kulturzentrum Deutscher Sinti und Roma, the Zentralrat Deutscher Sinti und Roma and the Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas invite you to a virtual memorial event for the Sinti and Roma of Europe murdered under National Socialism.

The event will be streamed at 16:00 on the respective Facebook pages:

Welcome address:

Uwe Neumärker, Director of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe Foundation.

Das Dokumentations- und Kulturzentrum Deutscher Sinti und Roma, der Zentralrat Deutscher Sinti und Roma und die Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas laden zu einer virtuellen Gedenkveranstaltung für die im Nationalsozialismus ermordeten Sinti und Roma Europas ein.

Die Veranstaltung wird um 16.00 Uhr auf den entsprechenden Facebook-Seiten gestreamt:


Uwe Neumärker, Direktor der Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas


Lona Strauss-Dreißig, Holocaust survivor
Dotschy Reinhardt, Chairwoman of the Berlin-Brandenburg Regional Council of Sinti and Roma.

On Memorial Day, there will be an opportunity to individually lay flowers and wreaths at the memorial. Due to the current Covid 19 pandemic, there will be no memorial service at the memorial. Please note the currently valid Corona rules and restrictions.

Berlin Marzahn-Hellersdorf

The alliance Bündnis für Demokratie und Toleranz commemorates the victims of National Socialism this year on January 29 and invites all fellow citizens to participate in the commemoration.

Locations and schedule

11:00 a.m.: Marzahn forced labor camp, Otto-Rosenberg-Platz

then walk to the memorial stone for Sinti and Roma and to the memorial stele for the victims of forced labor at Parkfriedhof cemetery

11:00 Poelchaustele, Poelchaustr. / corner of Märkische Alle, Marzahn

13:00 Heinrich Grüber memorial plaque, Dorfstr. 10, Kaulsdorf

13:00 Kaulsdorf forced labor camp, Kaulsdorfer Str. 90

15:00 Memorial plaque Arno Philippsthal, Oberfeldstr. 10, Biesdorf

15:00 Stolpersteine Guthmann family, Lemkestr. 156, Mahlsdorf