Erkenntnis durch Erinnerung e.V.

Construction work 2015 © Gedenkstäte Bautzner Straße Dresden

Erkenntnis durch Erinnerung e.V.



"Erkenntnis durch Erinnerung e.V." is the association of the Bautzner Straße Memorial in Dresden.

Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Sachsen secured the investigation institute under protection in 1994. In December of the same year the empty prison was opened to the public again. Thousands of visitors came over the course of two days to get one of the conditions of detention in the detention center during the tour.

The vacancy of the loss of liability in the following years led to frost damage and vandalism.

In 1997 the association "
Erkenntnis durch Erinnerung e.V." was founded. Two years later a contract was signed with the city.

Since 2001, the monument on Bautzner Straße Dresden has been funded by the Saxon Memorials Foundation.


Mailing address
Erkenntnis durch Erinnerung e. V.
c/o Gedenkstätte Bautzner Straße Dresden
Bautzner Straße 112a
01099 Dresden


Phone: (0351) 646 54 54
Fax: (0351) 646 54 43


Chairman: Henry Krause
1st Vice-Chairman: Oliver Frh. von Gregory
Vice-Chairman: Ulrike Gärtner
Vice-Chairman: Konrad Felber
Treasurer: Arnold Wiersbinski
Assessors: Dr. Joachim Hannemann
Assessors: Holger Hase

Gedenkstättenleiterin: Uljana Sieber

Ehrenvorsitzender: Dr. Herbert Wagner


Dresdner Volksbank Raiffeisenbank eG
IBAN:DE16 8509 0000 3013 0510 02


The Memorial is co-financed by the Stiftung Sächsischer Gedenkstätten from tax funds on the basis of the budget decided by the members of the Saxon State Parliament and by the cultural funding of Dresden.


Logo der Stiftung Sächsische Gedenkstätten, Logo der Landeshauptstadt Dresden und Logo des Freistaates Sachsen