"[Our docent] handled the sensitive and delicate matter of touring a concentration camp deftly, with grace and the respect it deserves."
Among the Ruins
Our group walks are open to children 13 years and up, while there is no age limit on private walks. Due to the nature of the subject matter, this excursion may not be suitable for families. We have compiled resources for families wishing to prepare their children to learn about the Holocaust while in Berlin; we also offer a family program for those looking for an experience to engage visitors of all ages.
The tour meets in Berlin, near the train station. Your confirmation will have the exact meeting point. Your docent will purchase the train tickets on your behalf, and then you will take the train together. After your visit to the former camp, you will return to Berlin together. The ride is about 45 minutes each way and is part of the overall 5-hour duration of the tour.
For private tours starting in Berlin, yes. You can remove the train tickets and add the optional car service in the booking form above. The docent and driver will meet you at your hotel.
Robert grew up in East Berlin during the 1980s and went on to study at the University of Florence, Italy. He received his PhD in cultural studies from Humboldt University of Berlin where his dissertation focused on sexual violence in the Nazi concentration camps. He recently worked as a researcher for the BBC and as a historian for the Sachsenhausen and Ravensbrück concentration camp memorials. His interests range from the history of art and architecture to modern European history and WWII. Robert worked for Hampshire College and has given guest lectures at both Boston University and Brown University. He has been working as a tour guide for more than ten years.
Sven was born in Germany and grew up in Spain, where he attended the German School. After receiving his MA in industrial design he returned to Germany, working for several design and architecture studios, including the renowned post disciplinary studio El Último Grito, and established himself as a freelancer. In 2011, he began to lead guided tours in Berlin and its surroundings, which has inspired him to further his education in philosophy and history at the University of Potsdam.
Finn grew up in Northern Ireland before moving to England to study and later teach in the department of Film and Literature at the University of Warwick. He completed his doctoral study on German folklore and popular cinema in 2012, and has published extensively in the fields of Film Studies and Gender Studies. Since 2008, he has been living and guiding in Berlin. He now works as a historical advisor for television and film productions set in Berlin, particularly during the Weimar era or Third Reich. He is a journalist for the 'Siegessauele', Europe's foremost Queer magazine, and organises events at Berlin's English-language bookstore 'Another Country'. Finn works for Berlin's Schwules Museum as a guide and curator. He is currently Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the Council on International Educational Exchange.
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