Under the charter granted to the Berlin Hohenschönhausen Memorial, one main feature of its work is to provide a venue for exhibitions that encourage and stimulate critical reflection on the forms and consequences of political persecution and suppression under the communist dictatorship. For this reason, the Memorial has various permanent and temporary exhibitions on display. Unless noted otherwise, the exhibitions are open daily from 9am-6pm.
One permanent exhibition is entitled Zeit meines Lebens (Time of My Life), and shows portraits of those former Berlin-Hohenschönhausen prison inmates who lead the guided tours through the Memorial today. A second permanent exhibition, Die Kinder von Hoheneck (Children of Hoheneck), explores the fate of those children born while their mothers were held in the GDR women's prison of Hoheneck. In addition, the Museum usually has at least one temporary exhibition dealing with a specific aspect of GDR history.
In 2013 a permanent exhibition will display information about the Hohenschönhausen prison and the system of political persecution in the GDR. For that reason, a former depot is beingconverted into an exhibition space. Since 2009 a project group has been working on the concept of the exhibition and is looking for exhibits. Until the opening there is a temporary visitor information center. More than 120 exhibits, photographs and documents illustrate the history of the former Stasi prison in Hohenschönhausen.
February 27th to May 31st, 2012
The Courage of the few
Protest - Repression - Solidarity: Consequences of a expatriation
February 27th to May 31st, 2012
The "Lager X"
Photographies of the former labour camp of the Stasi "Lager X".
June 23rd to June 26th, 2011
A People Behind Bars - The misery in the labor camps of North Korea
The exhibition displays works from the refugee camps and prisoners drawings.
April 11th to June 16th, 2011
The Wall - a new exhibition in the Memorial
The building of the Berlin Wall happened 50 years ago, on August 13th. For this occasion the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial presents the contemporary history exhibition “The Wall – a border through Germany” which was developed with the newspapers BILD and DIE WELT.
March 17th to May 15th, 2011
Faces of the peaceful revolution
No other event has changed Germany as much as the peaceful revolution in 1989. Who were the men and women who removed the dictatorship of the SED? In a new exhibition and a related picture book of the Robert Havemann Society, 63 of them were presented. Black and white pictures by photographer Dirk Vogel and short biographies of prominent authors give the peaceful revolution a very personal face. 30 of these portraits will be shown in the Memorial Berlin-Hohenschönhausen.
Imprisoned in Hohenschönhausen
Evidence of political persecution 1945-1989
Photo Exhibition on Former Inmates and Current Tour Guides
"Die Kinder von Hoheneck" (Children of Hoheneck)
GDR Policies on Removal of Children from Parental Care and Forced Adoption
The exhibitions are open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For further information please contact
Phone: +49 - (0)30 - 9 86 08 24 04
Fax: +49 - (0)30 - 9 86 08 24 64