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.
ExBlicks – Surveying the Stasi (OmeU)
This month’s EXBlicks special-edition features a unique programme of films from the Stasi vaults. In addition to internal surveillance footage, training films, commemorative music clips produced by the Stasi’s own film unit as well as short documentaries about Cold War espionage in Berlin will be shown with English subtitles.
Presented by Exberliner and the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen memorial in co-operation with Interfilm, the screenings will be followed by the customary complimentary wine and a discussion with the director of the memorial, Hubertus Knabe.
Director Knabe speaks during TEDSalon 2014
Berlin is today one of the world's most vibrant cities, a hub of design, technology, culture and global affairs. But it was only 25 years ago, in 1989, that the Berlin Wall came down, reuniting East and West in a city that had been divided for decades. On the Eastern side of the city sits the AdmiralsPalast which hosted the Berlin TEDSalon on June 23, 2014, the first official TED event in Germany.