National Socialism Documentation Center, Cologne

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At National Socialism Documentation Center, you can pay tribute to the victims of Nazi atrocities at Cologne's former Gestapo headquarters. The prisoners and victims who were here wrote the more than 1,800 epitaphs and inscriptions on the prison's walls. Don't miss the exhibit documenting the city's own experience under Nazism. With our online itinerary creator, Cologne attractions like National Socialism Documentation Center can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Highly interesting. My opinion for every Cologne visitors a must. Here, much of a dark time is well documented, particularly in regard to Cologne. If you can see the old cells in the basement, is a very different. After the visit, it is very thoughtful.
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  • The section of the Gestapo prison is overwhelming, lots of available information as well as whole texts left by prisoners on the walls. The Museum continues in upper floors but unfortunately there is no one word in another language that is not German. I understand that more is of a memorial than a museum but is excluded to international visitors.
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  • If you are interested in WWII particularly the historical evolution of the atrocities and individual stories of prisoners held by the gestapo; then you must visit this museum. The basement where such ...  more »