The Federal President visited the new exhibition in the Stasi-prison
Last month, the Federal President Joachim Gauck visited the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial. Together with the director of the memorial Hubertus Knabe, he also honoured the memory of victims of communist tyranny through the laying of a wreath.
The memorial welcomes representatives of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile
Today (15.11), the deputy director of the memorial Helmuth Frauendorfer welcomed a Tibetan delegation to the former Stasi remand prison in Hohenschönhausen.
Penpa Tsering, the speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Tseten Samdup Chhoekyapa, the representative of the Dalai Lama, and two further representatives of the Parliament-in-Exile were taken on a tour through the former cells and interrogation rooms by the visitor guide Marcel van Hamersveld. Subsequently they spoke with the director of the memorial Hubertus Knabe.
Memorial welcomes three-millionth visitor
Last Friday, 13th September, Berlin State Secretary for culture André Schmitz and Memorial director Hubertus Knabe welcomed the three-millionth visitor at the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial. Peter Fugiel from Chicago (IL) received flowers and a book from the Memorial and a buddy bear from State Secretary Schmitz. Peter Fugiel then attended an English guided tour along with other international visitors with guide Reinhard Bernauer through the former central Stasi remand prison.
Memorial takes part in Heritage Days
In the former central remand prison of the GDR Ministry of State Security visitors learn how political detention worked during the comunist dictatorship.
English guided tour at 2:30 p.m.