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Resistance & Persecution Museum

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Address: Steinstrasse 50, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 5025 002
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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An interesting way to learn some history and see an old prison transformed into a museum. The old cells have pictures and all stuff of information in them displayed on the wall or... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2017
Cristi I
Sibiu, Romania
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Sibiu, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

An interesting way to learn some history and see an old prison transformed into a museum. The old cells have pictures and all stuff of information in them displayed on the wall or in cases. The entry is free but you can make a donation in a plastic box if you want. I recommend to do that, at least for... More 

1 Thank Cristi I
Jacksonville, Florida
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Only a few steps outside the Dortmund train station, sits a rather non-descript building that hides within a mix of businesses and apartment buildings. Enter and any lightheartedness you may have had simply vanishes. A foreboding atmosphere awaits one as you inspect the various cells and rooms that were used in the not too distant past. Try to imagine yourself... More 

4 Thank MrsFeckner
Riga, Latvia
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167 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Museum is fine but language is very big barrier to understand. Only one room describes old period. There is 47 rooms. 46 rooms are exhibition of Nazi period of Germany. I recommend it. This is free entrance.

3 Thank Emre D
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60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 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.

3 Thank Jason H
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 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 

7 Thank rednipnoj
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 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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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 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.

4 Thank Guy E
Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 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 

4 Thank John K
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 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 

6 Thank Angela S
Dortmund, Deutschland
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 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

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