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View of the inner courtyard of the Lindenstraße memorial


Located in the city centre of Potsdam, the Lindenstrasse Memorial Site bears witness to the history of political persecution and violence under the different dictatorships in 20th century Germany. It is also a testament to the victory of democracy during the Peaceful Revolution of 1989/90.

A permanent multimedia exhibition takes visitors through the different epochs of the former court and prison complex. Centre stage are the people who were sentenced and imprisoned there for political reasons during the National Socialist dictatorship, the Soviet occupation and the East German communist dictatorship, as well as those who played a part in bringing down this regime in 1989/90.

The memorial site offers visitors an open environment for learning about history, either individually or by participating in guided tours, eyewitness discussions, project days and public events.