In this house – a former industrialist’s villa built in 1915 and used from 1941 to 1945 by the SS as a conference centre and guest house – on 20th January 1942, fifteen high-ranking representatives of the SS, the NSDAP and various ministries met to discuss their cooperation in the planned deportation and murder of the European Jews.
The Memorial Site offers exhibitions and a number of possibilities for studying the persecution and murder of the European jews and the history of National socialism, its prehistory and consequences.
A permanent exhibit entitled "The Wannsee Conference and the Genocide of the European Jews" (in German and English) documents the prehistory of the National Socialist persecution of Jews, the process of social exclusion and the deportations to ghettos and the murder of the European Jews in German-controlled territories.
Survivors, Victims, Perpetrators
The brochure (144 pages) was produced by the House of the Wannsee Conference Memorial Site to educate about the Holocaust, expose the motives of its perpetrators, commemorate the victims and honor the survivors. It highlights the role of the perpetrators, while at the same time contrasting them with the images and stories of the survivors. It includes portraits of Holocaust survivors by the photographer Luigi Toscano from his arts and remembrance project, "lest We Forget".
The publication is available at the Memorial Site for 5,00 EURO + postage.