Orte der Erinnerung 1933-1945

Orte der Erinnerung 1933 - 1945

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

Closure and Expansion of the Silent Heroes Memorial Center

On October 16, 2017, the Silent Heroes Memorial Center at Rosenthaler Str. 39 in Berlin-Mitte will close. It will reopen in January 2018 in an expanded form at Stauffenbergstr. 13–14 in Berlin-Tiergarten, in exhibition space connected to the German Resistance Memorial Center.

Themed tours on the subject of “Silent Heroes” will be offered during this time in the permanent exhibition of the German Resistance Memorial Center.

We look forward to your visit!

Silent Heroes Memorial Center in the
German Resistance Memorial Center Foundation
Stauffenbergstr. 13-14
D-10785 Berlin
Tel: +49-30-26 99 50 20
Fax: +49-30-26 99 50 10
E-mail: info(at)gedenkstaette-stille-helden.de

Silent Heroes Memorial Center

Silent Heroes Memorial Centre

The Silent Heroes Memorial Center commemorates those people who supported persecuted Jews during the Nazi dictatorship. The example set by these helpers often referred to as “silent heroes” shows that it was in fact possible to save people in Nazi Germany. In the German-occupied territories as well, despite the risk, individual Germans found the courage to exploit any leeway they had for maneuvering.

The permanent exhibition offers information about the persecution and hopeless situation of Jews in view of the impending deportations, about the decision by some to oppose the deadly threat by going into hiding, and about the actions and motives of the women and men who assisted them. Successful rescues are documented as well as failed attempts.

The content and organisation of the Silent Heroes Memorial Center is maintained by the German Resistance Memorial Center Foundation.