Welcome to the Centropa Jewish walking tour of Berlin. We are about to spend about an hour or so together—unless you want to stop into the Centrum Judaicum (or go back to it afterwards)—and we’re going to tell you about Berlin Mitte and its Jewish history: its tumultuous rise, the way it teemed with life, it’s tragic destruction. No, this is not a comprehensive tour but it will give you the highlights. I will be your guide, and my name is Edward Serotta, director of Centropa. At the end of this app we’ll give you links to more on German Jewish history and our institute, too.