Between 1933 and 1945, the central institutions of Nazi persecution and terror were located on the grounds of the present-day “Topography of Terror”. Since 1987, the permanent exhibition “Topography of Terror” has informed the public about this historic site. With the inauguration of the new Documentation Center, three permanent exhibitions are opened to the public. All three are presented bilingually in German and English.
"Topography of Terror. Gestapo, SS, and Reich Security Main Office on Wilhelm- and Prinz-Albrecht-Straße": The thoroughly revised and redesigned “Topography of Terror” permanent exhibition is presented over 800 square meters in the new building. The focus of the exhibition is the central institutions of the SS and police in the “Third Reich” as well as the crimes they perpetrated throughout Europe.
"Berlin 1933–1945. Between Propaganda and Terror": A permanent exhibition about the capital Berlin during the “Third Reich” is on display in the exhibition trench alongside the excavated segments of cellar wall on Niederkirchnerstraße (formerly Prinz-Albrecht-Straße). It addresses National Socialist policy in Berlin and its consequences for the city and its population.
"Topography of Terror Site Tour. The History of the Site": With the opening of the new Documentation Center, the grounds of the “Topography of Terror” are once again completely open to the public. The site tour, which mainly follows the exposed building remnants, encompasses 15 stations. Informational signs provide an overview of the historic location and the site’s use during the Nazi period and the postwar era. The tour also integrates remains of the Berlin Wall, which have been designated a historic monument.
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