Permanent Exhibition

In nine rooms, the exhibition "The Meeting at Wannsee and the Murder of the European Jews" presents the history of exclusion, definition and classification that culminated in the systematic deportations and genocide – through the prism of the meeting at Wannsee.

The exhibition explains what antisemitism is, how it developed before the genocide and to what degree it still exists today. It describes the experiences of Jews from different European countries. It shows the criminal prosecution of the participants after 1945 and how society reflected on the actions taken during the Nazi era.

The history presented is important today when we negotiate how we want to shape our society. For this reason, we want as many people as possible to be able to visit and understand the exhibition: People who, as part of this society, shape the present or who bear political responsibility through their professions. This is why our exhibition is presented in the »Design for All« style.

The catalog "The Meeting at Wannsee and the Murder of the European Jews" is available in English. Order your copy here.

Introduction to the exhibition (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Introduction to the exhibition (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 1: The Invitation (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 1: The Invitation (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 2: From Exclusion to Mass Murder (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 2: From Exclusion to Mass Murder (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 2: From Exclusion to Mass Murder (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 2: From Exclusion to Mass Murder (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 3: The Meeting on 20 January 1942 (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 3: The Meeting on 20 January 1942 (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 3: The Meeting on 20 January 1942 - The Participants (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 3: The Meeting on 20 January 1942 - The Participants (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 3: The Meeting on 20 January 1942 - The Protocol (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 3: The Meeting on 20 January 1942 - The Protocol (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 4: Expanding the Policy of Murder (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 4: Expanding the Policy of Murder (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 5: The "Final Solution" File (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 5: The "Final Solution" File (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 6: Collaborating on the Crimes (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 6: Collaborating on the Crimes (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 7: The Involvement of Society (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 7: The Involvement of Society (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 7: The Involvement of Society (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 7: The Involvement of Society (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 8: Debates and Controversies regarding the "Wannsee Conference" (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 8: Debates and Controversies regarding the "Wannsee Conference" (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 9: Looking Back - Looking Forward (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)
Room 9: Looking Back - Looking Forward (Photo: GHWK Berlin, Thomas Bruns)

Catalogue of the new permanent exhibition

Catalogue of the new permanent exhibition (2020)
Catalogue of the new permanent exhibition (2020)

You can order the exhibition catalogue "The Meeting at Wannsee and the Murder of the European Jews" (2020) by e-mail: office[at]ghwk.de - € 8,50 plus shipping (international postal charges differ - please inquire in your mail).

Read the acknowledgements, contents and foreword of the catalogue here.