Handelshochschule Berlin

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Commercial college from Spandauer Strasse , left the chapel of the Heilig-Geist-Spital

The Handelshochschule Berlin was an academic training center at Spandauer Straße  1 from 1906 to 1946 .


In 1904 the Berlin merchants decided to found a commercial college. It was officially opened on October 27, 1906. Its founding rector was the historian Ignaz Jastrow . From 1906 to 1919 Johann Friedrich Schär taught as a full professor for accounting, organization and payment transactions. In 1918 the constitutional lawyer Hugo Preuss held the rectorate .

In 1920 the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Industry took over the school and converted it into an institution under public law in July 1926 . On October 1, 1931 - after being elected by the colleagues - Moritz Julius Bonn became rector of the commercial college.

On November 1, 1935, the name was changed to Business School Berlin . One of her teachers was at this time such as the racial ideology Russia researcher Gerhard von Mende .

After the Second World War , the commercial college was integrated into the economics faculty of the Humboldt University with the help of the economist Jürgen Kuczynski .

From August 1946, the establishment of an economics faculty was planned, in which the political sciences should be included, since with the reopening of the Berlin University the law faculty was opened without it at the request of the lawyers. The acting rector of the business school, Bruno Rogowsky, negotiated with the magistrate about the takeover of the business school in this new faculty, he became vice dean, and statistician Bruno Gleitze became dean .


The architecture firm Cremer & Wolffenstein built a new building from 1904–1906. The building plot in Berlin-Mitte was located at one of the centers of the Berlin financial world at the time, next to the stock exchange and chamber of commerce in Neue Friedrichstrasse (today: Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Strasse ) and Spandauer Strasse  1. One of the oldest buildings in Berlin was included in the complex , the chapel of the Heilig-Geist-Spital (around 1300), which was used as a cafeteria in GDR times and is now used as a ballroom. The building ensemble is a listed building .

Honorary doctorates


Former students

See also


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Humboldt University Berlin: Johann Friedrich Schär
  2. MJ Bonn: This is how you make history. Balance of a life . List, Munich 1953. p. 327.
  3. Frank-Rutger Hausmann , English and American Studies in the “Third Reich” . Frankfurt a. M. 2003, p. 207, ISBN 3-465-03230-6 . Online: Google Book Search
  4. Archive HU, personnel files Rogowsky, Gleitze and Frank Zschaler (2000)
  5. Entry in the Berlin State Monument List

Coordinates: 52 ° 31 '15.6 "  N , 13 ° 24' 10.4"  E