Topography of Terror
Gestapo, SS and Reich Security Main Office on Wilhelm- and Prinz-Albrecht-Straße. A Documentation
8th. revised edition, 2017
The terrain known today as the “Topography of Terror” was the central site for the planning and management of most of the Nazi regime’s crimes. Here, on Prinz-Albrecht-Straße (now Niederkirchnerstraße) and Wilhelmstraße, stood the headquarters of the most important institutions of the Nazi terror apparatus between 1933 and 1945: the Secret State Police Office, the Reich SS Leadership, and the Reich Security Main Office. The desks of Heinrich Himmler, Reinhard Heydrich, and other key figures of the SS state were located in these buildings. The “Topography of Terror” documentation traces the main features of the history of this “site of the perpetrators,” the headquarters of Nazi terror once located here, and the crimes initiated here and committed in Germany and the European countries occupied by the Third Reich.
Stiftung Topographie des Terrors, vertreten durch: Prof. Dr. Andreas Nachama