Orte der Erinnerung 1933-1945

Orte der Erinnerung 1933 - 1945

Gedenkstätten, Dokumentationszentren und Museen
zur Geschichte der nationalsozialistischen Diktatur
in Berlin und Brandenburg

House of the Wannsee Conference: Memorial and Educational Site

House of the Wannsee-Conference

On January 20, 1942, high-ranking members of the SS, the police force, the government administration and the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (the NSDAP or Nazi party) met to discuss the “final solution of the Jewish question” in the Villa Minoux on the Greater Wannsee, the guesthouse of the Security Police and the Security Service SD. Since 1992, the memorial and educational site has had a permanent exhibition in the Wannsee Conference’s historical rooms, with a specialised library and a sophisticated set of pedagogical tools at the visitor’s disposal: tours of the exhibition accompanied by discussions, small group work in the exhibition rooms and the library, seminars held for one or more days.

The exhibition and library are open to individual visitors; groups must register in advance, especially if they would like to take advantage of the educational opportunities which are offered here. The speakers and the groups’ supervisors will discuss in advance and in detail which topics they would like to discuss, the inclusion of any previous knowledge or questions held by the group as well as what pedagogical direction or methodology should be used. The site’s target groups are students from all kinds of schools, young people doing their job training, adults doing further occupational or political education as well as multiplicators. The memorial site has developed study days which are specifically geared to members of particular occupations. These seminars deal with how representatives of those very occupations positioned themselves in relation to the crimes of National Socialists.

The educational offering is free for students. People who are employed are asked to contribute two euros. Tours and seminars can be held in many European languages as well as in Hebrew.

Address

Gedenk- und Bildungsstätte (Memorial and Educational Site)
Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz (Wannsee House Conference)
Am Großen Wannsee 56-58
14109 Berlin-Zehlendorf

Tel.: +49-(0)30-80 50 01-0
Fax: +49-(0)30-80 50 01-27

Email: secretariat(at)ghwk.de
Internet: www.ghwk.de

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Take the S-Bahn and the regional train to the Wannsee train station, then Bus 114 to Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz

Opening Hours:
Permanent exhibition: “The Wannsee Conference and the Genocide of the European Jews”
daily 10-6pm, other than on public holidays.
Library: Mon-Fri 10-6pm

Admission:
Free entry (a donation of two euros is requested)