Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten Gedenk- und Begegnungsstätte Leistikowstraße Potsdam

Seat of the Evangelical Women's Relief Society

During the First World War, the Evangelisch-Kirchliche-Hilfsverein (Evangelical Church Relief Association) erected an imposing villa at what is now Leistikowstraße 1. Until 1945, it contained a parsonage and the head office of the Evangelische Frauenhilfe (Evangelical Women's Relief Society).
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The former home of the Evangelical Church Relief Association was converted for use as the central remand and transit prison for Soviet military counterintelligence. The people imprisoned there were mostly citizens of the Soviet Union, with numerous Germans and a few people of other nationalities.
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Apart from the headquarters of the Soviet secret service (KGB) in the Karlshorst district of Berlin, the secret service base "Military Town No. 7", as the German headquarters of Soviet military counterintelligence, was the most important intelligence outpost at the interface with Western Europe.
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A highly committed network of volunteers grew up at the former prison site in the latter half of the decade, with the support of the property’s owner (Evangelical Church Relief Association) and the active participation of former inmates. Its members came to open the building for visitors.
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The foundation is funded in equal parts by the German government and the federal state of Brandenburg.
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  • 1916-1945 Seat of the Evangelical Women's Relief Society
  • 1945-1991 Central Remand Prison of the Soviet Military Counterintelligence Service
  • 1945-1994 Soviet Secret Service Base "Military Town No. 7"
  • 1994-2008 Civic Involvement
  • Since 2008 Leistikowstraße Memorial Foundation, Potsdam


Due to the Corona pandemic the Leistikowstrasse Potsdam Memorial will be closed for all visitors from 14 March until further notice. All educational programs and events are cancelled either.

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27. March 2020

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ABSAGE: Lesung | "...überall die Spuren des Krieges" - Tagebücher 1945

12. March 2020

Die für den 25. März geplante Lesung mit den Schauspielerinnen Lena Stolze und Hannah Schutsch müssen wir auf Empfehlung der Amtsärztin leider absagen. more

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Leistikowstraße Memorial, Potsdam

Leistikowstraße 1
14469 Potsdam
Tel. +49 (0)331-2011540

Current Opening Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. for individual visitors

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. for group tours with advance reservation

Closed on Mondays


 Admission is free of charge.

You can find the fees for group tours here.

Guided Tours

We offer guided tours in several languages of our permanent exhibitions in the former Soviet remand prison and in the historical premises of Soviet "Military Town No. 7".

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