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Resistance & Persecution Museum

Steinstrasse 50, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
502 50 02
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Ranked #14 of 29 attractions in Dortmund
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Pretty central, the entrance was free. It has an old air of prison like combined with several vintage objects and comunist pictures.

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We visited with my 13 year old son who at school studies the rise of Hitler. He was impressed by the place itself and by the many rooms (44 in all) each explaining another stage in this tragic era. Certainly comprehensive. Rare treat.

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San Francisco, California
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124 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I was not eager to go to this museum given the name and it was a pretty sobering experience but I am glad I went. It is housed in a 20th Century jail which was used by the Nazis as a clearing house before and during the war. The displays take one through the rise of the Nazis which goes... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We spent around an hour walking around this old war prison. It was good to see something from the 2nd world war actually in Germany as i felt like we were able to see a German perspective on what happened there as opposed to English which is where I am from. I felt that it was an educational experience and... More

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Dortmund, Deutschland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

read and see a lot about naziy germany specailly in dortmund but all over germany. remember and never forget. and never let it happen again!

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Salisbury, England
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18 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

An exhibition housed in an old prison. The exhibits are all in German but you can buy an English booklet for 50cents. The book however does not relate to the rooms specifically by telling you what you can see in the cases etc it recounts the history of the resistance. The museum is quite hard to find tucked in a... More

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Top Contributor
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382 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Like the previous reviewer i was also slightlyy frustrated by the fact that there are no english translations on the walls.instead i had to rely upon the sometimes graphic photos on the walls of this former Gestapo prison.If there had been a translation i would have been there around 3 hours instead of 1 hour.the entrance to the museum is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Would have been 5 star if the museum would have the information in the rooms also translated into English. From 1933 this prison was used by the Gestapo to torture prisoners and to get confessions from political opponents. The reputation of this torture prison (Steinwache) spread and it became known as the hell of the western part of Germany. From... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

this museum will open your eyes to what was really happening during the war years in germany it opened my eyes the museum is free entry and a english guide book cost 50 cents but worth it. made me feel cold reading about things that happened in there the two security guards where very helpfull when i was there it's... More

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Leighton Buzzard
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41 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Worth a visit to discover what really went on in Germany prior to and during the second world war. Be prepared for some history that is not common knowledge. Learn about the many Germans that defied Hitler and paid with their lives. This museum is an actual ex Gestapo police station, there are no graphic images, it is more a... More

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