Lecture at the Pomeranian State Museum (21.3.2019, 6 p.m.)

In the series “Bausteine zur Landesgeschichte” Nadine Garling from the Förderverein Historische Warenhäuser Wertheim und Tietz in Stralsund e. V. will give a lecture “Die jüdischen Kaufmannsfamilien in Stralsund” at the Pommersche Landesmuseum in Greifswald on March 21, 2019, starting at 6 pm. The lecture will focus on the sites of Jewish history as well as the biographies of formative merchant families such as Wertheim, Tietz, Blach and Cohn, who made Stralsund the cradle of German department store culture. Even today, two of the few remaining department stores in Germany can be found on Ossenreyerstrasse in the center of Stralsund: Alt-Wertheim, built in 1903, with its magnificent restored façade and imposing atrium, and a building owned by the Tietz family, which opened in 1927 in the style of the New Objectivity. The lecture will also show how and where the destruction of Jewish life in Stralsund and the fates of Jewish merchant families are remembered today.