Berlin Zoo comes to terms with Nazi past, seeks out former Jewish shareholders

05.12.2013                      02.Tewet.5774                      Chanukka 8; Gebet für Regen

Berlin:

Berlin Zoo comes to terms with Nazi past, seeks out former Jewish shareholders

Zoo was one of first German institutions to exclude Jews, pushing them out in 1938 in effort to 'Aryanize' the institution.

During World War II, the Berlin Zoo was one of the first establishments to push out Jewish patrons – even before the Nazi regime had asked institutions to do so. More than 70 years later, the zoo is trying to own up to its misdeeds….