Education and information activities

The Lindenstrasse Memorial Foundation (“Foundation”) offers a diverse education and information programme for interested persons of all ages. One of the main starting points for our educational work are the biographies of people who were imprisoned in Lindenstrasse for political or racial reasons under National Socialism, during the Soviet occupation and in the German Democratic Republic. This biographical approach has been adopted throughout our information work, enabling visitors to feel immediate empathy for those who were imprisoned.

Our educational work is tailored to the needs of our visitors. All workshops and project days have a modular structure and can be flexibly combined depending on the specific areas of interest and background knowledge of the participants.

We will be pleased to advise you and put together an individual programme for your visit.

The educational and information activities of the Foundation are based on the following principles:

Discover, research and discuss
The formats are designed to be hands on: visitors learn about the historic site through discovery, research and discussion. By incorporating diverse methodological approaches and creative forms of presentation we bring historical subjects to life. Methods that foster active engagement also promote skills development.

Multiperspective and controversial
Confronted with multiperspective and controversial exhibits and presentations, visitors are encouraged to undertake a critical examination of history.

Links to the present day and human rights education
The lifeworlds of the visitors are taken into account and connections made to current affairs and issues. This stimulates critical reflection and shows visitors how relevant these topics are for today’s world and for their own lives. Human rights education is one of the approaches we draw on in this context.