Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand

Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand information

Location
Berlin , Germany
Address
Stauffenbergstrasse 13-14
Telephone
+49 30 2699 5000
Getting there
Train: Potsdamer Platz
Bus: M29
Subway: Potsdamer Platz, Kurfürstenstrasse
More information
www.gdw-berlin.de
Opening hours
9am-6pm Mon-Wed & Fri, 9am-8pm Thu, 10am-6pm Sat & Sun
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This important exhibit on German Nazi resistance occupies the very rooms where high-ranking officers led by Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg plotted the assassination attempt on Hitler on 20 July 1944. There’s a memorial in the courtyard where the main conspirators were shot right after the failed coup, a story poignantly retold in the 2008 movie Valkyrie .

The exhibit documents the efforts not just of Stauffenberg but of many other Germans who actively opposed the Third Reich for ideological, religious or military reasons, such as the students Hans and Sophie Scholl, the artist Käthe Kollwitz and the theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer.