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Situated in the heart of Potsdam, the Lindenstrasse Memorial bears witness to the history of political persecution and violence under the various dictatorships of 20th century Germany. But it also testifies to the triumph of democracy achieved by the Peaceful Revolution of 1989/90. A permanent exhibition at the memorial illustrates the eventful history of the former court and prison complex under Nazi rule, during the Soviet occupation, in socialist East Germany, and during the Peaceful Revolution.

As an open venue for learning about history, the memorial invites you to come and visit, either on your own or as part of a guided tour, or to take part in eyewitness discussions, project days, workshops, and various events open to the public, such as special exhibitions and lectures.

In order to provide as many visitors as possible with the opportunity to critically examine the history of political and racial persecution in the 20th century, the memorial also has a number or inclusive and accessible offerings.

During your visit, please be aware of our house rules: Visiting Regulations