Berlin's Alexander Haus regains its soul after painstaking restoration

Lakeside house where a Jewish family lived before fleeing the Nazis spans a century of German history

Elsie Alexander called it her “soul place”, the lakeside house on the outskirts of Berlin where her family had spent long happy summers before they were forced to flee the Nazis.

Eighty-three years on, her grandson, Thomas Harding, along with members of the local community, reopened it to the public on Sunday after a painstaking restoration process in which the house by the lake – the subject of his bestselling 2015 book of the same name – was saved from demolition and turned into a educational meeting place for young Europeans.

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Source: The Guardian
Berlin's Alexander Haus regains its soul after painstaking restoration