Thematic tours visiting the places connected with persecution and resistance in Hanover

All four tours around Hanover’s city centre start and end at the ZeitZentrum Zivilcourage across from the Neues Rathaus. Each takes approximately an hour of actual walking – plus the time spent at the individual locations. Many of the sites have been completely transformed due to being destroyed in the war and then rebuilt. We provide you with lots of historical photos so that you can imagine how the city used to look. It is also a good idea to visit the four models of the city on display inside the Neues Rathaus to gain a visual impression of the changes that have taken place.

Tour 1: Jewish life under National Socialism

With the consecration of their first free-standing synagogue in 1870, Hanover's Jews believed they had arrived at the centre of society....

Tour 2: Persecution of the Sinti and Roma

The persecution of the Sinti and Roma by the National Socialists was initially an intensified form of the persecution that had already...

Tour 3: Workers’ movement and resistance

In Hanover there was an important, social-democrat dominated workers' movement. Towards the end of the Weimar Republic it was the main opponent....

Tour 4: Financial theft and art theft

The robbery first of the emigrants, then of the Jews and Sinti deported to their deaths knew many profiteers. Administrations and museums also...