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People's Theatre

Oskar Kaufmann

alias Theater am Horst-Wessel-Platz, Volksbühne
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Important events

(detail)30.12.1914 | opening
Opened with a prologue by Julius Bab, and Bjørnson's comedy "Wenn der junge Wein blüht".
(detail)20.11.1943 | destroyed by bombs

(detail)X.4.1945 | conflagration

(detail)1954 | reconstruction
1953-1954 rebuilding in simplified forms (without the original roof and without the original sculptoral decoration) by Hans Richter.
(detail)21.4.1954 | Re-opening
Re-opened with Schiller's "Wilhelm Tell".


(detail)Oskar Kaufmann |main architect
Hungarian-Jewish architect. He was an ex­pert of construction and design and played an ac­tive part in Berlin since 1900. His most well-known works are the Krolloper in Berlin, the Hebbel Theater and the Renaissance Theater in Berlin, the Neue Stadttheater in Vienna, and the Habima Theater in Tel Aviv.More theatres

Hans Richter |architect
Franz Metzner |sculptor




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