Taubertstraße

District: Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Address before 1945: Rathenauallee - Taubertstraße
Address today: Taubertstraße, 14193 Berlin

After the assasination of Walther Rathenau in 1922 the remembrance on him split into two directions. Protagonists of the democracy interpreted him as a symbol the Weimar Republic. Schools, places, streets and fountains were named after Rathenau.
Followers of the National Conservative, of the German Völkisch or the Nazi movement rejected Rathenau as a Republican and as a Jew.
Todays Taubertstraße earlier was named Rathenauallee. The positive remembrance on a famous Jew deeply disturbed the National Socialists. In 1933 the Rathenaualle was renamed into Taubertstraße after the conductor and composer Carl Gottfried Wilhelm Taubert (1811-1891).


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