Consultation of the teams of the Bonhoeffer Houses in Friedrichsbrunn and in Berlin

The two Bonhoeffer Houses, the Memorial and Place of Encounter in Berlin and the family’s holiday home in Friedrichsbrunn in the Harz Mountains, have much in common: „civic maturity and civility in Berlin and free space of life in Friedrichsbrunn complement each other“ (Günter Ebbrecht).

After the visit of the team from Berlin to Friedrichsbrunn in June 2018, the team from Friedrichsbrunn now came to Berlin on 7 May 2022. Both sides were happy to finally meet again in real presence. In lively conversation, experiences with the visitors and ideas and perspectives for future work were exchanged. In both houses, the work, which is done exclusively on a voluntary basis, is reaching its limits, especially as new challenges, such as the greater involvement of digital media, have to be met.

The meeting of the two teams is a good basis for joint further thinking on how the story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his family and their civil courage can be kept alive for very different groups and issues in society.

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