Holocaust Studies Tour, 2024, Day 4

A Day in the City of Luther

Today the group boarded a south-bound region train to a different German province, Saxony-Anhalt, and the city of Wittenberg, where we were walked through a guided tour on all things Luther. A pleasant one-day reprieve from our program’s focus. (The “Jewish Pig” display on the outside wall of the City Church of Wittenberg, however, reminds us of just how deeply embedded into the German psyche were the cultural references leveraged by the Nazis.) The main sites we visited were the Lutherhaus, the City Church, and the Castle Church. Pictures are below.

Tomorrow we travel to the lakeside resort community of Wannsee, just to the southwest of Berlin, where we will tour the House of the Wannsee Conference. Here, the coordination was finalized to enact the final solution to the Jewish question.