Zerstörte Vielfalt (Diversity Destroyed)
What a coincidence, a couple of days after writing about Mendelsohn’s Einsteinturm, I was walking around Potsdamer Platz and found his portrait in one of the pilons that are scattered around the city for the exhibition “Diversity Destroyed. Berlin 1933-1938-1945
" This specific set of pilons is named "10 Potsdamer Platz: A Popular Attraction in the Heart of Terror
" It describes how the diversity of people flocking Potsdamer platz disappeared after the Nazis took power with the square eventually becoming the ‘geographic centre of the Nazis’ machinery of terror’.
Mendelsohn designed the Columbus House
on Potsdamer Platz. In 1933, one year after the opening of that building he emigrated to fled Nazi Germany travelling to England and eventually settling in USA.