German Resistance Memorial Center, Berlin

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The German Resistance Memorial Center is a memorial and museum in Berlin, capital of Germany. It was opened in 1980 in part of the Bendlerblock, a complex of offices in Stauffenbergstrasse, south of the Großer Tiergarten in Tiergarten. It was here that Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg and other members of the failed 20 July plot that attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler were executed.
Although the memorial is primarily intended to commemorate those members of the German Army who tried to assassinate Hitler in 1944, it is also a memorial to the German resistance in the broader sense. Historians agree that there was no united, national resistance movement in Nazi Germany at any time during Hitler's years in power . Joachim Fest describes it as "the resistance that never was." Nevertheless, the term German Resistance is now used to describe all elements of opposition and resistance to the Nazi Regime, including the underground networks of the Social Democrats and Communists, The White Rose, opposition activities in the Christian churches, and the resistance groups based in the civil service, intelligence organs and armed forces.
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  • This museum is somewhat off the beaten path, but it is one of the best we visited in Berlin. Located on the site where German resistance leaders were shot to death in 1944 after a failed attempt to as...  more »
  • At school you learn about the resistance in the Netherlands during The Second World War. You don't hear much that was resistance in Nazi Germany. Very interesting to visit this beautiful exhibition. There's a lot to learn. The exhibition goes into detail and that can be a lot. The entrance is free. Less suitable for young children.
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  • Very interesting place to visit if you like WW2 history, it is free to enter and has lots of information about the July plot
  • Really detailed, definitely not for kids. It is a quiet place to contemplate those who put down their lives resisting National Socialism.
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