Berlin, December 10th 2020.
The PeaceBread Association loses a founding member with the death of Gerda Neumann. The 97-year-old Berliner, whose life’s journey was closely interwoven with Bernauer Strasse, the Reconciliation Parish and, since 2012, with the PeaceBread, passed away on December 09, 2020.Gerda Neumann, who has lived in Berlin- Wedding since the 1940s, experienced war, the building of the Wall, the fall of the Wall, and reunification at a crossroads.It was she who, together with other members of the Reconciliation Parish, wanted to “fill with life” the former death strip in her immediate vicinity and made it blossom, thus literally preparing the ground for today’s rye fields at the Chapel of Reconciliation.The board and management of the PeaceBread association were and are all the more grateful that Gerda Neumann helped to launch the association on 21.09.2012. Since then she has participated actively in the life of the association until high age, enriching it with her history and kindness.
In 2017, Gerda Neumann was appointed honorary member of the association. The association will remain in great gratitude to the deceased.