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day of the open monument

Berlin's largest barracks and parade ground stretched near today's main train station until it was almost completely destroyed in the Second World War. The military past has had a strong impact on the urban area on Krupp, Rathenower and Lehrter Strasse.

The tour follows the traces of Wilhelmine military architecture to sites of National Socialist tyranny. A new commemorative stele on Kruppstrasse commemorates the assembly camp of the Secret State Police (Gestapo) in the so-called Tattersall of the Rathenow barracks. Between February 27 and March 2, 1943, as part of the "factory action", the Gestapo locked up more than 1,000 Jews in the riding hall before they were deported from the Moabit freight depot to the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. The Tattersall was demolished after the Second World War, and the site was converted into a police barracks in 1956.

On the day of the open monument, participants can enter the otherwise closed area of the police headquarters. The tour ends at the Moabit cell prison history park and is led by Jonas Hartmann, scientific trainee at the Mitte Museum.

Meeting point is at the Uhlan Monument
Claire-Waldoff-Promenade 2, 10557 Berlin

We kindly ask you to register by September 3rd by e-mail or by telephone on (030) 460 60 19 20.

Please note:

In order to be admitted to the police headquarters, it is necessary to state your surname, first name and date of birth when registering, and to bring your identity card or another valid identification document with you. There is also the option to skip this part of the tour and rejoin the group at the entrance to the police station (Perleberger Str. 61A, 10559 Berlin).

Photography is not permitted in the police headquarters.

(Program in German)
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