Münchner Platz Memorial, external view
After his release from prison 1934, the communist artist Fritz Schulze (1903 – 1942) created the linocut „Gefängnisrundgang“, Prison Tour.
As a former place of trial, a prison and an execution site, the Münchner Platz Memorial in Dresden commemorates the victims of political criminal justice during the National Socialist dictatorship, the Soviet occupation, and the early GDR. Since 2012, the memorial presents to its visitors the permanent exhibition Verurteilt. Inhaftiert. Hingerichtet. Politische Justiz in Dresden, which is dedicated to the role of the judicary during 1933-1945 and 1945-1957, and to the events on this particular site. A visitor information and signage system on the grounds and in the surrounding buildings, designed by gewerkdesign, provides information about the history of the different buildings on this site, thus marking historical traces and pointing out where the events described actually took place. The 19 text and picture panels report on the function of the specific buildings at the time, on how the memorial came about, and on the biographies of the convicts. All texts are in both German and English.
Design, planning and implementation of the visual visitor information system and reference system, supervising and coordinating the production of the graphics and printings, brochures, preparation / participation of the commissioning process
• Opening: August 2021
• Where: Münchner Platz Memorial, FDresden
• Client: Stiftung Sächsische FGedenkstätten
• 5800 m²
• Ökodorf Brodowin, Brandenburg
• Berlin Wall Trail, Berlin
• Hannover Garden Region, Hannover
• Jens Imig
• Birgit Schlegel
• Costanza Rossi
• Hertzer GmbH
• Münchner Platz Memorial Dresden: Ellen Schwalbe