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Footprints outside Topographie des Terrors @ Berlin

Footprints outside Topographie des Terrors @ Berlin
Made by brunombo
The Topography of Terror (German: Topographie des Terrors) is an outdoor museum in Berlin, the capital of Germany. It is located in Niederkirchnerstrasse, formerly Prinz-Albrecht-Strasse, on the site of buildings which during the Nazi regime from 1933 to 1945 were the headquarters of the Gestapo and the SS, the principal instruments of repression during the Nazi era. The buildings that housed the Gestapo and SS headquarters were largely destroyed by Allied bombing during early 1945 and the ruins demolished after the war. The boundary between the American and Soviet zones of occupation in Berlin ran along the Prinz-Albrecht-Strasse, so the street soon became a fortified boundary, and the Berlin Wall ran along the south side of the street, renamed Niederkirchnerstrasse, from 1961 to 1989. The wall here was never demolished. Indeed the section adjacent to the Topography of Terror site is the longest extant segment of the outer wall (the longer East Side Gallery section in Friedrichshain being actually part of the inner wall not visible from West Berlin). The first exhibitions of the site took place in 1987, as part of Berlin's 750th anniversary. The cellar of the Gestapo headquarters, where many political prisoners were tortured and executed, were found and excavated. The site was then turned into a memorial and museum, in the open air but protected from the elements by a canopy, detailing the history of repression under the Nazis. The excavation took place in cooperation with East German researchers, and a joint exhibition was shown both at the site and in East Germany in 1989. In 1992, two years after German reunification, a foundation was established to take care of the site, and the following year, it initiated an architectural competition to design a permanent museum. A design by architect Peter Zumthor was chosen. However, construction was stopped due to funding problems after the concrete core of the structure had been built. This stood on the site for nearly a decade until it was finally demolished in 2004 and a new building begun. The construction of the new Documentation Center according to a prize-winning design by the architect Ursula Wilms (Heinle, Wischer und Partner, Berlin) and the landscape architect Heinz W. Hallmann (Aachen) was finished in 2010. The new Documentation Center was officially opened on May 6, 2010 by Federal President Horst Köhler on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II.[1] The new exhibition and documentation building and the redesigned historic grounds were opened to the public on May 7, 2010. from www.wikipedia.org

Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus and the Berlin Wall, Berlin

Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus and the Berlin Wall, Berlin
Made by Forest Pines
Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus is the current name of the building housing the German Federal Finance Ministry. It is better known as the Air Ministry building; it was built in 1935-36 to house the German Air Ministry. Designed by Ernst Sagebiel, who also designed Tempelhof Airport, and containing 2,800 rooms, it was one of the largest office buildings in Europe when built. After the war it became the home of several DDR government ministries; and after German reunification it housed Treuhand, the organisation formed to privatise former DDR state-owned companies and property. The building was renamed after Treuhand's first chairman following his assassination by the Red Army Faction in 1991. In the foreground is the longest surviving stretch of the outer face of the Berlin Wall, along Niederkirchnerstraße. As you can see, it is now in rather poor condition.

Topographie des Terrors, Berlin, Germany

Topographie des Terrors, Berlin, Germany
Made by ynysforgan_jack
The Topography of Terror or Topographie des Terrors is an outdoor museum in Berlin, the capital of Germany. It is located in Niederkirchnerstrasse, formerly Prinz-Albrecht-Strasse, on the site of buildings which during the Nazi regime from 1933 to 1945 were the headquarters of the Gestapo and the SS, the principal instruments of repression during the Nazi era. To view my blog from day four of my Berlin trip visit the link below. ynysforganjack.wordpress.com/2011/10/08/berlin-trip-day-f...

Topographie des Terrors, Niederkirchnerstraße, Berlin

Topographie des Terrors, Niederkirchnerstraße, Berlin
Made by Forest Pines
The Topographie des Terrors is a Berlin museum built on the site of the Gestapo headquarters building; the museum grounds also include the longest preserved stretch of the outer face of the Berlin wall. The first exhibition on the site opened in 1987 following an archaeological dig which uncovered the cellars of the Gestapo building, whose above-ground remains had been demolished after the war. The present museum building, shown here, was opened in 2010.

topographie des terrors blinds

topographie des terrors blinds
Made by alisonryde
Brilliant museum built on the street which was Prinz Albrecht Strasse during the second world war but now known as Niederkirchnerstrasse. At this address were the HQ of the SS division of the Nazi party, where they carried out their horrors, tortures and perverted system of criminal management the the third reich. Also of interest is the long remnant of the Berlin Wall, part of the Iron Curtain symbol of the communist era and the Cold war.

Berlin Schichten Deutscher  Geschichte1

Berlin Schichten Deutscher Geschichte1
Made by Wolfsraum
Standort: Gelände des Ausstellungortes Topographie-des Terrors. dahinter:Zellen des Gestaopogefängnis in der ehemaligen Kunstgewerbe-schule. dahinter: Abgeornetenhaus von Berlin; ehemaliger preussischer Landtag dahinter; ganz links: die zentrale Klimaanlage der Neubauten am Potsdamer-Platz www.topographie.de/topographie-des-terrors/nc/1/

Sound Familiar?

Sound Familiar?
Made by phoenixesrose
This was seen at the topography of terror exhibit here in Berlin and details the history of the SS Police and how they added to the third Reich. All I can say is that after reading some of this, knowing about the patriot act and some of the other things that a certain plant administration have been responsible for since 9/11/01, it leaves me questioning their motives. September 2007, Berlin Germany Topography of terror



Made by Vulk.an
part of set. Sull’area del Centro di Documentazione Topografia del Terrore si trovavano tra il 1933 ed il 1945 la centrale di servizio della Polizia Segreta di Stato (Geheime Staatspolizei), il carcere (Hausgefängnis) della Gestapo, dal 1939 l’Ufficio centrale per la sicurezza del Reich, oltre al Comando Generale (Reichsführung) delle SS e al Servizio di sicurezza (Sicherheitsdienst) del Comando Generale.

Berlin Schichten Deutscher  Geschichte2

Berlin Schichten Deutscher Geschichte2
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Standort: Gelände des Ausstellungortes Topographie-des Terrors. dahinter:Zellen des Gestaopogefängnis in der ehemaligen Kunstgewerbe-schule. dahinter: Mauer der DDR dahinter rechts: Finanzministerium; ehemaliges Reichsluftfahrt-Ministerium www.topographie.de/topographie-des-terrors/nc/1/

Topographie des Terrors Ausstellungsgraben

Topographie des Terrors Ausstellungsgraben
Made by nicki_denis
Freigelegte Kellermauern an der heutigen Niederkirchnerstraße (damals Prinz-Albrecht-Straße). Hier befand sich das Hauptquatier der Geheimen Staatspolizei (GESTAPO). Dahinter ist außerdem ein Stück der Berliner Mauer zusehen. Die Gebäude im Hintergrund sind rechts das heutige Topographie des Terrors Ausstellungsgraben und links das Abgeordnetenhaus von Berlin.

Topographie des Terrors Ausstellungsgraben

Topographie des Terrors Ausstellungsgraben
Made by nicki_denis
Ausstellungsgraben der Topographie des Terrors mit freigelegten Kellermauern. Hier stand das Hauptquatier der Geheimen Staatspolizei (GESTAPO). Dahinter ein Stück der Berliner Mauer und die Rückansicht des Gebäude des ehemaligen Reichsluftfahrtministerium, das seit 1992 Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus heißt und heute Sitz des Bundesministeriums der Finanzen ist.

Topographie des Terrors, Niederkirchnerstraße, Berlin

Topographie des Terrors, Niederkirchnerstraße, Berlin
Made by Forest Pines
The Topographie des Terrors is a Berlin museum built on the site of the Gestapo headquarters building; the museum grounds also include the longest preserved stretch of the outer face of the Berlin wall. The first exhibition on the site opened in 1987 following an archaeological dig which uncovered the remains of the Gestapo building's cellars, seen here.

Topography of Terror

Topography of Terror
Made by LI Refugee
We stumbled upon this location, the site of the Gestapo headquarters, which now is home to a future museum called Typography of Terror, the exhibits of which our outside while the museum building is being built. The exhibits deal with both the Nazi era and with the Communist era as the Berlin Wall ran just to the north along Niederkirchnerstraße

2010-06-19 at 11-08-46

2010-06-19 at 11-08-46
Made by Jeff Farr
The Berlin Wall, over the former Gastapo, SS und Reichssicherheitshauptamt Berliner Mauer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_wall Topographie des Terrors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topography_of_Terror

Standort des Prinz-Albrecht-Palais

Standort des Prinz-Albrecht-Palais
Made by nicki_denis
Auf dem Gelände der Topographie des Terrors. Auf dem Bild im Vordergrund ist die Ruine des Prinz-Albrecht-Palais von 1947 zu sehen. Das Parlais befand sich an dieser Stelle an der Wilhelmstraße 102 und war Sitz des Sicherheitsdienstes der SS, seit September 1939 Dienstsitz des Chefs des Reichssicherheitshauptamtes.

There's a hole in the Wall

There's a hole in the Wall
Made by phoenixesrose
Standing in what would have been Soviet Berlin, looking out toward American Berlin through the rubble of one of the larger continuous stretches of the berlin wall. Notice the strategically placed berliner bear and the tourists on the other side? September 2007, Berlin Germany Topography of terror

Topographie des Terrors Ausstellungsgraben

Topographie des Terrors Ausstellungsgraben
Made by nicki_denis
Ausstellungsgraben der Topographie des Terrors mit freigelegten Kellermauern. Dahinter ein Stück der Berliner Mauer und die Rückansicht des Gebäude des ehemaligen Reichsluftfahrtministerium, das seit 1992 Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus heißt und heute Sitz des Bundesministeriums der Finanzen ist.

Topographie des Terrors

Topographie des Terrors
Made by Bernt Rostad
Much historical information has been posted along the walls of Topography of Terror, both down in the excavation sites and along the upper walk, informing visitors about the dramatic history of World War II in general and the SS and Gestapo torture methods in particular.

2010-09-20 at 17-42-09

2010-09-20 at 17-42-09
Made by Jeff Farr
Topographie des Terrors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topography_of_Terror Berliner Mauer Berlin Wall en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_wall

Hole in the wall

Hole in the wall
Made by Bernt Rostad
General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! --Ronald Reagan, June 12, 1987



Nearest places of interest:

Martin Gropius Bau
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Berlin)
Topography of Terror
SS Headquarters site
  Remains of the Berlin Wall
Hotel Prinz Albrecht site
Monument to Heinrich Friedrich Karl vom und zum Stein
House of Representatives of Berlin

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