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Our (Youth) Hostel in Berlin Kreuzberg: The History

1907 beginning of the constructional planning by Clemens August Kardinal von Galen: church & journey house for journeymen and craftsmen (208 beds for durable accupants, 2 dormitories, each dorm with 18 beds, for temporary guests
1910 official laying of the foundation stone, despite that the journey house was already built up to the 3rd floor
1916-1918 auxilary military hospital for 200 wounded soldiers during the 1st world war
1924-1925 several reconstructions – complex: multiple residential buildings (285 rooms), classrooms, among others on the 3rd yard; St. Clemens church with a nunnery section on the 2nd yard; rectory on 1st yard
1942 Gestapo hogs the property and the building because of ‘anti-state activities of the clergy’ > SS home for the companionship
03.02.1945 partial destruction of the complex, depredation and desruction of the church, journey house as far as possible undamaged
after 1945 transit camp for refugees, displaced persons and homecomer (app. 90.000 people)
1950 john’s nuns moving into the building > supporting elderly people and refugees, but also guest
1974 massive reconstructions, i.e. class rooms and chapel on ground floor, renovation of the sanitary facilities
since 1973 (moving in/ moving out): of the Croatian catholic mission,
of a day nursery, 
of a migration center belonging to the charity.
since April 2006 Three Little Pigs Hostel Berlin