As a museum we are unique in that we not only pay tribute to the past, but also show the present in a living, constantly evolving manner, and support individuals in their fight for freedom.
Working for freedom
Political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky
"Mrs. Hildebrandt asked me if I can help, and of course I said yes."
These are the words spoken by former Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher († 31 March 2016) during an interview with a major German television station. Shortly before the Christmas holidays in 2013 we were successful and able to announce his release at a press conference broadcast around the world.
As a museum we are unique in that we not only pay tribute to the past, but also show the present in a living, constantly evolving manner
Our exhibit is dedicated to current issues in human rights policies. Using Mikhail Khodorkovsky as an example, we document how human rights can be asserted in a non-violent manner. His fate is a state affair. And our work over recent years had led to his release.