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Lecture by Dr. Thomas Irmer

During the Second World War, the Secret State Police (Gestapo) set up their own detention camp on the site of today's zoo. She imprisoned Nazi opponents and forced laborers there without a court verdict and under conditions similar to concentration camps.

The prisoners had to do forced labor for the Reichsbahn. The camp was considered a model for numerous other Gestapo camps in Germany and occupied Europe. Today, however, it is hardly present in Berlin's culture of remembrance.

In his lecture, Dr. Thomas Irmer functions and actors, prisoner biographies and “everyday life” in the “Wuhlheide labor education camp”.

The historian Dr. Thomas Irmer is one of the curators of the special exhibition “Remembering in Lichtenberg”. His lecture is part of the accompanying program.
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