Charlotte Israel, age 79, in 1989 with her then-husband Mr. Freudenthal, who is holding a blanket-size piece of cloth produced by a flag manufacturer, covered with the yellow badges German Jews were required to wear as of age 6.


1) Education about the significance of this wide-scale street protest in Berlin during the Nazi period through the accumulation of an archives of personal narratives, documents, and texts.  The Rosenstraße protest serves as a model and an inspiration concerning the importance of protest and the capacity and responsibility of individuals to try to make a difference – and especially, the role of women in civil disobedience.

2) Honoring the memory of the Rosenstraße protest and the women who displayed this important form of resistance together with other German non-Jews who rescued their Jewish partners, defeating the Nazi dictatorship’s efforts to carry out fully its fundamental objective of “racial purification.”

3) Bringing together for a reunion the descendants and relatives of those who experienced the Rosenstraße protest and others from German intermarried couples.