Police Prisons and Special Detention Facilities in the GDR
While the East German secret police "Stasi" (i.e., Ministry of State Security) is infamous for its methods of political repression, it was actually a part of the larger state apparatus of repression controlled by the Socialist Union Party SED. By consequence, other prisons and places of detention such as police prisons and youth detention facilities need to be taken into account in order to obtain a more complete picture.
Berlin: historical learning site Keibelstrasse
Bützow: documentation about political abuse of the Bützow prisons
Cottbus: memorial site at the former penitentiary
Dresden: Münchner Platz memorial
Leipzig: execution site
Stollberg: prison castle Hoheneck
Torgau: documentation and information center Torgau, "DIZ"
Torgau: memorial and meeting site at the former closed youth detention facility Torgau