Shortly after Hitler took power, the socialist party in Germany was outlawed and many of the residents of the Hufeisenseidlung neighborhood moved, as the area was targeted as a hotbed of progressive, freethinking values, unacceptable in an increasingly fascist state. In an effort to remove all dissent, the leaders of the freethinkers, atheists and socialists were rounded up by the Nazis. Indeed, the architect of the Hufeisenseidlung, Bruno Taut, a member of the German socialist party, was forced to seek exile in Russia in the 1930s.
Ina’s family moved to Templehof, a district of Berlin and lived in an apartment building with the hope that they would be less noticeable.
Cited Source: Barykina, Natallia. The Dissolution of Cities: the Horseshoe Settlement in Weimar Berlin. Urban History, 45, 3 (2018).