Potsdam - Lindenstrasse 54


At Lindenstrasse 54 in Potsdam, there was a prison between 1933 and 1945 for prisoners convicted by the Nazi People’s Court. There were also about 800 forced labourers from 23 nations. After the war, the prison was taken over by the Soviet military tribunal that was in prison until 1953 when it was taken over by the east German security service Stasi. The Stasi remained until 1989 when East Germany collapsed.

Current status: Preserved with museum (2008).

Address: Lindenstrasse 54, 14467 Potsdam.

Get there: Car.

My comment:

The museum focuses on Communism. In an adjacent building, there was a court that sentenced people to forced sterilization in accordance with the Nazi hereditary laws.

Follow up in books: Gieseke, Jens: The History of the Stasi: East Germany’s Secret Police, 1945-1990 (2014).