Home of Rudolf Nelson

District: Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Address before 1945: Kurfürstendamm 186
Address today: Kurfürstendamm 186, 10707 Berlin

Born in Lichtenberger Straße, close to the Scheunenviertel, as Rudolph Lewysohn, the composer, musician and theatrical director known as Rudolf Nelson lived here from 1922 to 1932. From 1904, he ran a variety of cabaret and revue theaters in Berlin. In 1933 he fled persecution as a Jew by the Nazis, first to Vienna and then to Switzerland. From 1934, he worked in exile in Amsterdam. The years between the German invasion of 1940 and the liberation he spent in hiding. After the war, Nelson returned to Berlin and to composing revues.

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