The Israelite Girls' School
The building at 35 Karolinenstraße was erected in 1883 as a girls school for the
German-Israelite Community in Hamburg. Over the decades it acquired a reputation as an
institution of high educational standards.
The Memorial and Education CentreOn 22. May 1989 the Israelite Girls' School 35 Karolinenstraße Memorial and Education Centre was opened in the partly preserved schoolrooms. It is the aim of the centre to keep alive the remembrance of the children and teachers who became victims of the Holocaust. However, suffering and death are not the only themes. One of the permanent exhibitions is titled "Formerly at Home in Hamburg - Jewish School Life in the Grindel District of Hamburg" and presents a vivid impression of school life in the former German-Jewish Community.
The centre is administered by the Politics and Society Department of the Hamburg Adult Education Institute who organize numerous seminars and individual events in an endeavour to keep alive the discussion about the National Socialist period in Germany.
The current programme of events with the respective themes and dates of events can be obtained from the Hamburg Adult Education Institute.