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Topography of Terror
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Since 1987 a permanent exhibition at the site where the headquarters of the Secret State Police, the SS and the Reich Security Main Office were located during the “Third Reich” has been providing information to the public about the most important institutions of National Socialist persecution and terror. The documentary exhibition conveys the European dimensions of the Nazi reign of terror.
Reviewed 17 June 2014

The exhibit is extremely well put together walking you through the history. But also the amount of information and the knowledge that you are at SS headquarters is sobering. It's extremely well done and a great way to see a full picture of history.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

You could spend an entire day here and it would still be impossible to grasp the total magnitude of what you're seeing. But it's definitely worth taking some time to explore and unravel the enormity of one of history's gravest moments.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Very well put together and thought provoking . A must visit to Berlin to get a full picture of a very twisted period in its history.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We have seen the wall in the Niederkirchnerstrasse (near Checkpoint Charlie, walking through the Zimmerstrasse a 5 minute walk). By the way, it's not that grand show-off across the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. It will cost you nothing, it's just in a street.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

To stand on the ground where Gestapo and SS headquarters stood before being bombed may be all you need if you've seen any other sites in Europe on the brutality of WWII and the Nazis. The next level is to see the outside displays and work through 15 stops, with an audio guide if the museum is open. The inside has a short orientation film in English. The rest of the building has displays that work through historically with graphic photos, documents in German, including newspapers and letters. The most interesting part for me was the post-war period which explained how few Nazis were actually tried and how many were released from prison in a short time and brought back into society and even government during the reconciliation period of the 1950s.

Lots of detail--more than most can handle. It's clear that the museum is geared very much towards educating younger Germans about what happened and why.

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