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Plötzensee Memorial Centre

Join the remembrance of the victims of National Socialism at Ploetzensee Memorial Center in Berlin.

Gedenkstätte Plötzensee
Gedenkstätte Plötzensee
Gedenkstätte Plötzensee
Gedenkstätte Plötzensee

A very austere complex of plain brick buildings standing behind a 6m-high wall, the Gedenkstätte Plötzensee - Plötzensee Memorial Centre - is a tribute to all victims of the National Socialism.

Once used as a prison, today the Plötzensee Memorial Centre  stands in the same place where 2891 people were executed between 1933 and 1945. Half of them were Germans, members of the Red Orchestra, Kreisau Circle and other groups considered “Enemies of the State”, while the other half were Czechoslovakian, Polish and French resistance fighters. 

Separated from the rest of the complex in 1951, the execution shed was turned into a memorial. Visitors can go into the actual execution chamber and learn about the way the judiciary functioned during the Nazi regime. A stone urn in front of the Gedenkstätte Plötzensee commemorates the victims.

For more information about the Plötzensee Memorial Centre or other attractions in Berlin, contact us  and we will gladly send you further material about any subject of your interest. We will e-mail this information at no cost within 72 hours and it will be specific to your requirements

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