Dr Martin Sauter

Having experienced the fall of The Wall first hand, I lived abroad between 1994 and 2010, first in London and later in Paris, where I worked at Harrod’s, Saint Laurent, and Chanel. At the age of 40 I went back to studying, gaining an MA (with Distinction) in European Cinema Studies at Bath University. Next, I was being awarded a generous Vice Chancellor’s grant to do a PhD in Film Studies at the prestigious Warwick University.

After the successful completion of my PhD dissertation on German-Jewish exile organisations that emerged as a result of the rise to power by the Nazis, I was then offered to contribute to the exhibition “Eichmann on Trial”, organised by Berlin’s Topography of Terror. And so I was back in Berlin, re-discovering the city I’d left so long ago.

Certainly, the most characteristic phenomenon about Berlin are the seemingly never-ending changes this city has been undergoing for centuries, but at rapid speed since the fall of The Wall. So fascinated by Berlin’s sheer total make-over was I that following my return to this city some 9 years ago, I decided to turn my rekindled fascination with Berlin into my profession.

I have since obtained my official certificate that classifies me as a fully licenced Berlin Tour Guide.

Meet the famous and mostly Jewish former residents of Berlin's Bavarian Quarter
ByDr Martin Sauter, 22 Aug 2020

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