I made a mistake.
I remembered wrong. The picture above is not the front wall of a church. And despite my efforts to find the location on Google maps without success, what was there in 1979 still stands today.
This building in the picture is what remains of what once was the Anhalter Bahnhof, a very prominant and important train station in Berlin. The Anhalter Bahnhof was one of three train stations which transported elderly Jews to a transit camp. More than 50,000 Jews went through three train stations on a journey which ultimately led to their deaths.
The Anhalter Bahnhof was damaged during the bombings of World War II. In 1960, it was demolished except for the part which still stands today.
To see a better picture of the building and to read a bit more about its history, click here.
Since my original post contained misinformation, I would appreciate it if you would read this article. It is not very long. The significance of this structure should never be forgotten.
The sculptures entitled “Day” and “Night”, mentioned in the article above and which have been moved to a museum, were still part of what remained of the Anhalter Bahnhof in 1979.
I’d like to thank Suzassippi of Suzassippi’s Lottabusha County Chronicles for providing this factual and important information.
I apologize for the mistake.