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.
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.