THE LAPIDARIUM AT THE SCHÖNHAUSER ALLEE

 

 

The Lapidarium is located in the Jewish Cemetery in the Schönhauser Allee. It was in a poor condition after the bombings of WW2 and desecration attacks; many grave stones were out of their place. The Jewish community, together with the support the German Class Lottery Berlin, decided on the establishment of a lapidary.. The Lapidarium was positioned next to the doorway ontop of the ruins of the former prayer room and the morgue. The new building is closed-off to the street and is designed to be a part of the cemetery wall.Only the glass-covered notch on the former entrance between the cemetery and the morgue building provides a glimpse into the exhibition hall. The cemetery is visible from the single-story building throughglass façade: the building is part of the cemetery and the cemetery is part of the building.