In 1993 the former prison Bautzen II was turned into a memorial, to the memory of the people who fell victim to the totalitarian political system of the GDR in Bautzen’s prisons. In 1994 the Memorial in Bautzen came under the umbrella of the foundation 'Saxon Memorials in Remembrance of the Victims to Political Tyranny'. In co-operation with the Bautzen - Committee they have compiled a permanent exhibition about the two Bautzen prisons. This memorial is already open to the public. On request, you can go on a guided tour of the exhibition as well as implement projects with your students or young people. In addition, events such as lectures, talks, film shows, eyewitness reports, etc., are offered regularly.
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On the hill "Karnickelberg" right next to today's prison "JVA Bautzen", many of the political prisoners and internees who died during their imprisonment in the internment camp between 1945 and 1949 were buried. On this spot a commemorative graveyard dedicated to the victims to the communist tyranny in Bautzen’s prisons was created by the city of Bautzen, with financial support from the Federal and State Government and in co-operation with the Bautzen - Committee and the "Volksbund deutscher Kriegsgräberfürsorge" (an organisation which takes care of graves of the fallen in both World War I and II).
Under difficult conditions, the remains of some internees and prisoners, whose bodies were found at this previously unknown burial site, were exhumed between 1992 and 1994. In the newly erected burial ground 248 of those victims whose bodies had been recovered lie in ten rows of graves. A granite tombstone stands as a reminder to the numerous dead who will never be found. In 1999 the Bautzen - Committee erected a Memorial Chapel (with the support of the State of Saxony) on the hill "Karnickelberg".
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