Wiesbaden Gestapo HQ


Between 1940 and 1945, Wiesbaden’s Gestapo was headquartered at Lindenstrasse 27 in Frankfurt Westend-Süd. The headquarters was in a luxurious villa built at the turn of the last century and belonged to an evangelical foundation until 1940 when the villa was forcibly purchased by the Gestapo. Unlike many other Gestapo headquarters in Germany (and occupied Europe), there was no prison in the villa’s basement, but the prison was on Klapperfeldstrasse about one kilometer from headquarters.

Current status: Preserved with monument (2011).

Address: Lindenstrasse 27, 60325 Frankfurt am Main.

Get there: Metro to Westend Station.

My comment:

The house was owned in 2010 by a private banking firm and a simple memorial monument has been placed on its premises.

Follow up in books: Kogon, Eugen: The Theory and Practice of Hell: The German Concentration Camps and the System Behind Them (2006).