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Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand

The German Resistance Memorial Centre, often referred to as the - Bendler Block – doubles as a monument and information and documentation centre.
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The permanent exhibition documenting the resistance movement against National Socialism commissioned by former Berlin Mayor Richard von Weizsäcker opened in 1989. The complex housed the headquarters of the Wehrmacht High Command from 1935 to 1944. From here Hitler addressed the issue of how to acquire more living space in the East.

The permanent exhibition is an ensemble of over 5,000 documents including photographic panels and background information about the many Germans who actively resisted or sacrificed their lives opposing the Nazi dictatorship. Some of the best known were the writer Thomas Mann, the students Hans and Sophie Scholl and the painter Käthe Kollwitz. Scenes for the film “Valkyrie” – the code name for the 1944 assassination attempt against Adolf Hitler plotted by Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg were shot on location here in 2007. In addition to the permanent exhibition frequent special exhibits and public events are held here.

Audio guides in English and other languages are available to guide the visitor through the exhibition rooms.

Address: Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand
Stauffenbergstr. 13
10785 Berlin
Phone: 030 26 99 50 00
Internet: www.gdw-berlin.de/
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9-18, Thu 9-20, Sat/Sun und public holidays 10-18
Admission Fee: Admission free
Guided Tours: Sun 3pm, Guided tours (free) by arrangement

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Source: Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand, Bearbeitung: berlin.de
Last edited: 22. February 2017

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