The Silent Heroes Memorial Center

commemorates Jewish men and women who resisted National Socialist persecution, and those who helped them to do so. The example set by these helpers—often referred to as “silent heroes”—shows that it was in fact possible to support people at risk in National Socialist Germany and German-occupied Europe.

The permanent exhibition presents information about the persecution and plight of Jews facing imminent deportation and about how some of them decided to resist the threat to their lives by going underground. It covers the conditions of their lives in hiding and the actions and motivations of the men and women who helped them. Not only successful rescues are documented, but also failed attempts.

Please Note

The elevator is out of order due to maintenance work on January 31 and February 1, 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience.


The Silent Heroes  Memorial Center is still open.

To protect our visitors and staff, and due to Berlin's current protective regulations against SARS-CoV-2, please note the following information for your visit:

From November 15, 2021, the 2G rule applies, restricting access to vaccinated and recovered visitors only.

This means:

  • Visitors to the memorial center must present a valid certificate of vaccination or recovery.

  • Visitors from 6 to 17 years of age are exempt from this requirement, but must present proof of a negative rapid antigen test from the day of the visit.

  • School students up to and including 17 years of age are also exempt from the requirement, but must present their student ID or BVG school student ticket as proof of regular testing.
    Please note:
    During the holidays unvaccinated school students must also present proof of a negative rapid antigen test result from the day of the visit, unless they have recovered during the past 90 days.

  • Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons are also exempt. They must present certification of a medical exemption and proof of a negative PCR test (taken no more than 48 hours previously).

Before entering the exhibitions, please proceed to Reception on the first floor to show the relevant proof and a valid photo ID.

Visitors must wear an FFP2 mask covering their mouth and nose.
Please observe the general distancing and hygiene rules for avoiding corona (SARS-CoV-2) infections.

All information on visiting the memorial center is available at “Visit”.

We look forward to your visit and thank you for your understanding.

Notice for Group Visitors

Due to the current situation, all groups of more than 8 visitors can only attend the Silent Heroes Memorial Center as part of a free pre-booked event. Further information…

Silent Heroes Memorial Center
A view of the new permanent exhibition

Silent Heroes Memorial Center
in the German Resistance Memorial Center Foundation
Stauffenbergstraße 13-14
10785 Berlin

Opening hours
Mondays to Fridays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays, and
public holidays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed December 24-26,
New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day
Free admission

Getting here

Information on Barrier-Free Access

Tel.: +49-30-26 39 238 22
Tel.: +49-30-26 99 59 20
Fax: +49-30-26 99 50 10
E-Mail: info(at)