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Resistance & Persecution Museum

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Address: Steinstrasse 50, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 502 50 02
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Worth visiting, buy the guide for 50cents

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2013
Angela S
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Theres a reason its free to get in. Dont bother wasting your time. Most of the rooms are full of posters and information you can see in books.

2 Thank Jason H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Firstly, this is not easy to find, with the entrance tucked away in a courtyard with very little signage. But it's worth hunting down, because it's an extraordinary experience. The old Nazi prison houses exhibitions in each of the cells, tracing the rise of Hitler and the impact on Dortmund and its persecuted minorities. I took my teenage son, who... More 

3 Thank rednipnoj
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

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

1 Thank Cristi A
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

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.

2 Thank Guy_Eames
San Francisco, California
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335 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 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 

3 Thank John K
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

5 Thank Angela S
Dortmund, Deutschland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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!

Thank stukido
Salisbury, England
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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 

1 Thank Karen90
London, United Kingdom
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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 

Thank wingate
London, United Kingdom
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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 

5 Thank Tolga_O

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