The Stasi prison- Hohenschönhausen Memorial
Max. 25 participants – English language
Tour and guided tour of the interior of the former GDR remand centre.
Between April 1951 and January 1990, the East German Ministry of State Security (MfS) used the prison in Berlin-Hohenschönhausen as a central detention center to hold thousands of political prisoners. Among them were many well-known GDR opposition activists. Prisoners faced physical violence followed by psychological torture, and were strictly cut off from the outside world and all social contact.
Today, former political prisoners and historians show visitors around the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial to commemorate the injustice committed in this place. Tours reveal the history of the site, which was used as a Soviet Special Camp after the end of the Second World War. From 1946, the basement secretly housed the central Soviet remand center for East Germany, in the „submarine“. Speakers recount the 44-year history of political persecution, and as well as the Stasi’s arbitrary approach to imprisonment for different inmates.
Start WOLT Headquarters
Stralauer Allee 6, 10245 Berlin at 1.10 pm (guided tour from 13.40 pm – 15.25 pm)
Meeting point on site: 13.40 pm Gensler Str. 66, 13055 Berlin
Note: Larger bags and luggage must be locked up on site.