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Wilmersdorf
Wilmersdorf
( German pronunciation (help·info)), an inner-city locality of Berlin, lies south-west of the central city. Formerly a borough by itself, Wilmersdorf
Wilmersdorf
became part of the new borough of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
in Berlin's 2001 administrative reform.

Contents

1 History 2 Sights 3 Education

3.1 Higher Education 3.2 Primary and secondary schools 3.3 Weekend schools

4 Famous people 5 Photogallery 6 References 7 External links

History[edit]

Synagogue
Synagogue
of Wilmersdorf, 1930

The village near Berlin
Berlin
was first mentioned in 1293 as Wilmerstorff, probably founded in the course of the German Ostsiedlung
Ostsiedlung
under the Ascanian margraves of Brandenburg. From the 1850s on Deutsch- Wilmersdorf
Wilmersdorf
was developed as a densely settled, affluent residential area, which in 1920 became a part of Greater Berlin. The former borough of Wilmersdorf
Wilmersdorf
included the localities of Halensee, Schmargendorf
Schmargendorf
and Grunewald. During the era of the Weimar Republic
Weimar Republic
Wilmersdorf
Wilmersdorf
was a popular residential area for artists and intellectuals. In 1923 the foundation stone for the first mosque in Germany
Germany
was laid on the initiative of some islamic students in Wilmersdorf. It was completed in 1925. The so called Wilmersdorfer Moschee (Mosque of Wilmersdorf) is still owned and maintained by the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement. In 1933, the year in which Hitler came to power, 13.5% of the population was Jewish; many of them were deported by the Nazis from Berlin- Grunewald
Grunewald
Station. Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn
established a memorial on 27 January 1998 at the historic track 17 ("Gleis 17"), where most of the deportation trains departed. The synagogue of Wilmersdorf
Wilmersdorf
in the Prinzregentenstraße was destroyed by the Nazis in the Reichsprogromnacht on 9–10 November 1938. A memorial plaque commemorates the former synagogue. A new synagogue and community centre was established 2007 in the Münstersche Straße for the growing Jewish community in Wilmersdorf. Sights[edit]

Neo-Gothic Roman Catholic Saint Ludwig Church, 1897 Borough of the Rheingauviertel with the central Place Rüdesheimer Platz, 1910-1914 The historical subway stations on the line U3 from the times of the German Empire
German Empire
between Hohenzollerplatz and Rüdesheimer Platz, 1913 Ahmadiyya Mosque Berlin, Germany's oldest mosque from 1925 Artist Colony, built by the Guild of the German Stage, 1927 Schaubühne, famous theatre in the former Universum Cinema by Erich Mendelsohn, 1928 Kirche am Hohenzollernplatz by Fritz Höger, 1933 Russian Orthodox cathedral of the Resurrection of Jesus, 1938 Power station Berlin-Wilmersdorf, 1977

Education[edit]

Berlin
Berlin
University of the Arts, faculty of music

Higher Education[edit]

Universität der Künste ( Berlin
Berlin
University of Arts), Faculty of Music IBZ Berlin, International Meeting Centre of Science

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

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Comenius-Schule, a primary school, is in Wilmersdorf.[1] Halensee-Grundschule, a primary school, is in Halensee, near Wilmersdorf.[2] Svenska Skolan Berlin, Swedish School Berlin Katholische Grundschule Sankt Ludwig, a catholic primary school Nelson-Mandela-School, International School Goethe-Gymnasium, one of the most popular secondary schools in Berlin Annie Heuser Schule, a private Waldorf education
Waldorf education
school

Weekend schools[edit]

Zentrale Schule fur Japanisch Berlin
Berlin
e.V. (共益法人ベルリン中央学園補習授業校 Kyōeki Hōjin Berurin Chūō Gakuen Hoshū Jugyō Kō), a weekend Japanese supplementary school, is held at the[3] - Established April 1997.[4] The Japanische Ergänzungsschule in Berlin
Berlin
e.V. (ベルリン日本語補習授業校 Berurin Nihongo Hoshū Jugyō Kō), another weekend Japanese school, is held at Halensee-Grundschule.[5]

Famous people[edit]

Plaque commemorating Maria von Maltzan, Detmolder Straße 11

Paul Abraham, composer of operettas, lived in Wilmersdorf, before he left Germany
Germany
in 1933. Jérôme Boateng, footballer for Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich
and Germany, grew up in the area.[6] Berthold Brecht, poet, lived in Wilmersdorf
Wilmersdorf
with his partner Helene Weigel, until they left Germany
Germany
in 1933. Marlene Dietrich, actress, lived with her husband and her family in Wilmersdorf, before they finally left Germany
Germany
in 1933. Franz Pfemfert, published Die Aktion, the anti-nationalist, anti-militarist expressionist journal from premises at Nassauische Straße 17, 1911-1932. Margarete Kahn, one of the first women to obtain a doctorate in Germany, Holocaust victim. Lived at 127 Rudolstädter Straße. Erich Kästner, author and poet, lived in Wilmersdorf, while he wrote Emil and the Detectives, one of the most famous children's novels in Germany. The view out of his window with the colorful street scene at the Prager Platz was the inspiration for the book. Maria von Maltzan, German countess, part of the german resistance against Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party, saved the lives of many Jews in Berlin. Lived at Detmolder Straße 11, 1909-1997.

Photogallery[edit]

St.-Ludwig's-Church

Berlin
Berlin
Heidelberger Platz station

Volkspark Wilmersdorf

Berlin
Berlin
Mosque

Theatre Schaubühne

Town Hall

References[edit]

^ "Comenius-Schule." City of Berlin. Retrieved on April 6, 2015. "Comenius-Schule Gieselerstr. 4 10713 Berlin–Wilmersdorf" ^ "Halensee-Grundschule." City of Berlin. Retrieved on April 2, 2015. "Halensee-Grundschule Joachim-Friedrich-Str. 35-36 10711 Berlin–Wilmersdorf" ^ "欧州の補習授業校一覧(平成25年4月15日現在" (Archive). MEXT. Retrieved on May 10, 2014. "c/o Comenius-Schule Gieselerstr. 4, 10713 Berlin, GERMANY" ^ "Deutsch." Zentrale Schule fur Japanisch Berlin
Berlin
e.V.. Retrieved on April 6, 2015. "Die Zentrale Schule für Japanisch Berlin
Berlin
e.V. wurde im April 1997 als gemeinnütziger Verein durch eine Elterninitiative gegründet, um Kindern und Jugendlichen aus japanischen, deutschen und interkulturellen Familien die Möglichkeit zu geben, ihre japanischen Sprachkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift zu erhalten und weiter zu entwickeln." ^ "2014 年度" (Archive). Japanische Erganzungsschule in Berlin. Retrieved on February 14, 2015. "Japanische Ergänzungsschule in Berlin
Berlin
e.V. c/o Halensee
Halensee
- Grundschule Joachim - Friedrich - Str. 35/36 10711 Berlin" ^ "The Boateng Brothers' World Cup Duel". Spiegel Online. 16 April 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 

External links[edit] Media related to Wilmersdorf
Wilmersdorf
at Wikimedia Commons

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Act Former boroughs

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Boroughs of Berlin
Berlin
(1920–2000)

West boroughs (1920–2000)

Charlottenburg Kreuzberg Neukölln Reinickendorf Schöneberg Spandau Steglitz Tempelhof Tiergarten Wedding Wilmersdorf Zehlendorf

East boroughs (1920–2000)

Friedrichshain Hellersdorf
Hellersdorf
(1986) Hohenschönhausen
Hohenschönhausen
(1985) Köpenick Lichtenberg Marzahn
Marzahn
(1979) Mitte Pankow Prenzlauer Berg Treptow Weissensee

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 141364

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