European Study: Victims of Communism still suffer
In almost all Member States of the European Union the victims of Communism are materially worse off than the average of the population. This is the result of a Europe-wide study of the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial, which was funded by the European Commission. According to the study many of the former politically persecuted persons even live in poverty. Until today they suffer from the consequences of detention, torture and forced labor.
Director joins international film festival in Geneva
Joining the Internationel Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva this year, the director of the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial spoke about the methods of surveillance in the former GDR. The secret police in East Germany - the Stasi - had created a huge network of informants and used methods such as bugging appartments or opening millions of letters to suppress any political enemies.
The debate in Geneva entitled "Cybersurveillance: A Call for Action" treated the current revelations about the NSA by Edward Snowden. For further information, please refer to the offical website.
Extra-tours between holidays
Between the holidays and the 2nd and 3rd January, there are additional tours in German and English through the museum. The German tours take place every hour between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. There are also visits on 12.30, 1.30 and 2.30 p.m. English tours are offered at 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. No registration necessary.
Please note that the museum is closed on 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st December and 1st January.