MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
An important memorial and educational site is to be created in Berlin’s Keibelstrasse
Members of the culture and media working group visited the former GDR police prison in Berlin’s Keibelstrasse on Thursday and found out about the current plans. These provide for a memorial and educational site to be created there. The cultural and media policy spokeswoman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group Elisabeth Motschmann explains:
“Keibelstraße – this street name was a feared place in the GDR. Many innocent people were interrogated there to clarify a matter. The former GDR police prison in Berlin-Mitte is an oppressive location in GDR history that, despite its authenticity, has not yet been in the public eye. That will change.
We therefore expressly welcome the fact that the State of Berlin will commission a feasibility study. This historical place has to be made accessible to a broad public in order to keep the atrocities and mechanisms of the 40 years of GDR dictatorship and its police apparatus in memory. The central location near Alexanderplatz offers ideal conditions for many people to visit this place.
For us, further development as a public memorial is also of national importance. In the course of budget consultations, we will check to what extent the federal government can support the process with funds for further research.
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