Tag Archives: Christopher and His Kind

Strandbad Wannsee

  “Otto was the coming of warmth and color to the drab cold city, bringing the linden trees into leaf, sweating the citizens out of their topcoats, making the bands play outdoors. Christopher rode on the bus with him to … Continue reading

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May 13th, 1933

Eighty years ago today, Christopher Isherwood said goodbye to Berlin after four years living, working and documenting life in the city. Three days earlier he had witnessed the Nazi Youth looting his former lodgings, The Institute for Sexual Science, and … Continue reading

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Conrad Veidt

“Any Berlin lady of the night might turn out to be a man: the prettiest girl on the street was Conrad Veidt, who later became an international film star” Anita Loos 1923 Hans Walter Conrad Veidt was born in Berlin … Continue reading

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Nollendorfstraße 17

This is the plaque on the house at Nollendorfstraße 17 where Christopher Isherwood lived during most of his time in Berlin. Unfortunately it is incorrect. Christopher Isherwood did arrive in Berlin in March of 1929 but only for a weeks … Continue reading

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Isherwood’s Neighbourhood – A Walking Tour

Starting and ending at Nollendorfplatz, this  circular one-hour tour visits the neighbourhood Christopher Isherwood lived in during his time in Berlin and where he wrote his famous Berlin Diaries, which were to become the film Cabaret. The walk includes readings … Continue reading

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