Almost half of the prisoners who were hanged during the "BLOOD NIGHTS OF PLÖTZENSEE 1943" murder campaign in Berlin-Plötzensee prison between September 7 and 10, 1943 were of Czech origin. With more than 670 Czechs killed, they form the largest group of foreign victims in this sad chapter. The vast majority of these victims were political prisoners.
The exhibition sheds light on the history and variety of resistance in the Wehrmacht-occupied areas of Bohemia and Moravia and commemorates the Czech victims. It is the result of close cooperation between the Czech Republic and Germany and is under the patronage of the Czech Embassy in Berlin.
The joint project aims to raise awareness of the tragic events of that time and to commemorate the Czech victims with dignity. The exhibition impressively shows the individual fates of the political prisoners and their willingness to make sacrifices for the resistance against the occupying powers. It aims to help strengthen ties between the two countries and to revisit historical events to ensure such horrors are never repeated.