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Stiftung Topographie des Terrors


  • [The Topography of Terror Foundation was founded by the Berlin Senate as a dependent foundation under public law on January 28, 1992. It was constituted as an independent foundation through the foundation law of April 8, 1995. The foundation is supported jointly by the state of Berlin and the Federal Republic of Germany. The Topography of Terror Foundation grew out of a temporary exhibition project created in 1987 for the celebration of Berlin's 750th anniversary. The foundation's establishment and the political decision to erect a documentation center were the result of an exchange of ideas that continued for many years during which the ongoing commitment of social groups and individuals played an important role. In addition to its work at the "Topography of Terror" historical site, the foundation fulfils a number of wide-ranging responsibilities.]

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    • Topography of Terror Foundation
    • Topography of Terror Documentation Center
    • Foundation Topography of Terror
    • Topographie des Terrors (Organization)
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    • found: 1936, die Olympischen Spiele und der Nationalsozialismus, 1996:t.p. verso (Stiftung Topographie des Terrors, Internationales Dokumentations- und Begegnungszentrum, Berlin)
    • found: Internet, URL: http://www.dhm.de/ausstellungen/nsgedenk/e/index.html, 27 Jan. 2000English language page of Gedenkstätten für NS-Opfer in Deutschland published by Stiftung Topographie des Terrors (Topography of Terror Foundation)
    • found: Foundation Topography of Terror website 25 October 2016(Stiftung Topographie des Terrors, The Foundation Topography of Terror) Exhibitions page (More than one million people visited the "Topography of Terror" in 2015, making the documentation center one of the most frequently visited places of remembrance in Berlin. Between 1933 and 1945, the central institutions of Nazi persecution and terror -- the Secret State Police Office with its own "house prison," the leadership of the SS and, during the Second World War, the Reich Security Main Office -- were located on the present-day grounds of the "Topography of Terror" that are next to the Martin Gropius Building and close to Potsdamer Platz.) - http://www.topographie.de/
    • found: New York times, 24 October 2016:page A6 (Germany confronts, in a unique exhibit, its "Holocaust of the Bullets"; The new exhibit in Berlin is contained within the Topography of Terror, a permanent display that chronicles the Nazi's rise, rule and fall. It stands fittingly, where the Gestapo headquarters once did.)
    • notfound: Der Krieg gegen die Sowjetunion 1941-1945, c1991: t.p. verso (Provisorische Halle der "Topographie des Terrors")
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    • [The Topography of Terror Foundation was founded by the Berlin Senate as a dependent foundation under public law on January 28, 1992. It was constituted as an independent foundation through the foundation law of April 8, 1995. The foundation is supported jointly by the state of Berlin and the Federal Republic of Germany. The Topography of Terror Foundation grew out of a temporary exhibition project created in 1987 for the celebration of Berlin's 750th anniversary. The foundation's establishment and the political decision to erect a documentation center were the result of an exchange of ideas that continued for many years during which the ongoing commitment of social groups and individuals played an important role. In addition to its work at the "Topography of Terror" historical site, the foundation fulfils a number of wide-ranging responsibilities.]
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