Understanding the significance of historic locations, putting a face to the past and its protagonists, and using the fascination and power of football for good causes – these are just some of the things the “Learn from our own history!” project series stands for.
The almost 130-year history of Hertha Berlin offers an abundance of links to diverse, topics and events steeped in tradition. Across various projects, programmes and workshops, we invite all curious Herthaner to come together and discover, research and share.
This series of projects includes the likes of historic stadium tours, eye-witness accounts, multi-day educational and memorial tours, city walks and bike tours, as well as themed discussion forums.
One such example is tracing the life of Hertha’s Jewish team doctor, Dr. Hermann Horwitz, who was deported to Auschwitz by the Nazis on 19th April 1943, where he was later murdered. Fans of the capital-city club researched his life and visited historical locations. The project resulted in the publishing of the book Hermann Horwitz – eine Spurensuche (‘Herrmann Horwitz – Searching for Traces’).
The German FA (DFB) recognised the project series with the Julius Hirsch Award in 2018.