Facts about Germany 2015 2015 - Page 39

MAP Memorials in Germany 7 100 9 5 4 39 39 6 8 3 4 5 Memorials to the victims of Nazism A permanent exhibition in the former head- In the “Bendlerblock” in the Mitte district of quarters of the State Security Service (Stasi) Berlin the German Resistance Memorial Cen- of the German Democratic Republic in the tre is devoted to the resistance to the Nazi dic- Hohenschönhausen district of Berlin pro- tatorship. It is located on the historical site of vides an insight into the means and methods the failed coup attempted by the group headed of working the Stasi used to spy on, control, by Count Stauffenberg on 20 July 1944. The and intimidate the population. Exhibitions Memorial Centre impressively documents and lectures in the Stasi’s former outposts in how between 1933 and 1945 individuals and large East German cities keep memories of groups took action against the dictatorship of the dictatorship in the German Democratic the Third Reich and made use of what free- Republic alive. dom of action they had.