The Silent Heroes Memorial Center

commemorates the people who supported Jews during the Nazi dictatorship. These helpers, often referred to as “silent heroes,” confirm that even in Nazi Germany there were opportunities to save people facing persecution. Despite the risk there were also individual Germans in the German-occupied territories who had the courage to take advantage of the room for maneuvering that was available to them.

The permanent exhibition informs about the persecution and the plight of the Jews in view of the imminent deportations, about the decision of individuals to avoid deportation by going into hiding, and about the actions and motives of the women and men who helped them. The exhibition documents both successful rescues and failed rescue attempts.

Please note:

On October 16, 2017, the Silent Heroes Memorial Center at Rosenthaler Str. 39 in Berlin-Mitte will close. It will reopen in January 2018 in an expanded form at Stauffenbergstr. 13–14 in Berlin-Tiergarten, in exhibition space connected to the German Resistance Memorial Center.

Themed tours on the subject of “Silent Heroes” will be offered during this time in the permanent exhibition of the German Resistance Memorial Center. Please register here.




A view of the exhibition—the showcases (Silent Heroes Memorial Center)

A view of the exhibition

Silent Heroes Memorial Center
Rosenthaler Strasse 39
10178 Berlin

Opening hours
daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Closed on December 24
Free admission

Access to the upper floor is barrier-free.
No parking available.

Public transportation
S-Bahn: Hackescher Markt
U-Bahn: U8 Weinmeisterstrasse

Tel.: +49-30-23 45 79 29
Fax: +49-30-23 45 79 39