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Repressed Memory
How East and West Berlin Dealt with Sites of Nazi Perpetrators

Im „Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz“ vor der Nutzung als Gedenkstätte, 1988, Foto: Werner ZellienUnder Nazism, there were many offices and local authorities responsible forplanning and carrying out the regime’s Europe-wide campaigns of persecution and murder in the capital of the German Reich, Berlin. After 1945, the history of many of these sites in both East and West Berlin was glossed over. Any attempt to remember was constrained for decades by a tendency in German society to want to forget as well as Cold War issues.

A first exhibition on Germany’s handling of key sites of Nazi perpetrators in West Berlin was mounted in 2017 and followed in early 2020 by a presentation on East Berlin. These two parts are now being presented together.

An exhibition by Aktive Museum: Fascism and Resistance in Berlin, in cooperation with the House of the Wannsee Conference Memorial and Educational Site and Bezirksamt Mitte von Berlin / Office of Further Education and Culture / Department of Art, Culture and History / Mitte Museum

Exhibition duration: May 15 - July 31, 2020
Open: Mon - Fri 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Rathaus Tiergarten, Mathilde-Jacob-Platz 1, 10551 Berlin, 2nd floor
Due to the current restrictions, a Unfortunately the opening of the exhibition will be waived.

Accompanying event 

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 6 p.m.

From the “anti-fascist tradition cabinet” to the memorial.
The “Köpenicker Blutwoche” from 1933 in the culture of remembrance after 1945

Introduction: Agathe Conradi, Museum Treptow-Köpenick
Presentation: Yves Müller, University of Hamburg

Please inform yourself at the appropriate time via whether the event on 23.7. can take place.

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