This Day in Jewish History, 1945 The First post-WWII Jewish Wedding in Berlin Is Held

The Nazis boasted that Berlin was 'Jew-free.' Not so, and it was Rabbi Martin Riesenburger – safe through marriage to an Aryan - who kept the spirit alive.

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On July 29, 1945, a Jewish wedding was held at Berlin’s Rykestrasse Synagogue, the first since the city’s liberation, nearly three months earlier. The names of the bride and groom are lost to history, but not...