Travelling Exhibition “Shot in Moscow…”

Travelling Exhibition "Shot in Moscow..."

German Victims of Stalinism at the Moscow Cemetery Donskoje 1950-1953

The Exhibition

In addition to the book the travelling exhibition is designed to introduce to the public for the first time the up to now unknown happenings regarding the execution of almost 1,000 Germans in Moscow as well as the historical context. Decades had went by in which the families of the victims had gotten no information about the whereabouts of their relatives. For many of them, only the book and the exhibition bring certainty about the fate of the missing.

The exhibition shows historical documents, more than 500 portraits of victims, as well as current photographs of former locations like prisons in Berlin and Moscow.

Exhibition Concept

The outward walls of the exhibit introduce the general ordeal of the victims, the methods of prosecution, arresting, and conviction plus the following transportation of the doomed people by the MGB to Moscow and the execution in the prison Butyrka. Furthermore, you can find here information about the long and vain search of the families and about the final clarification with means of the research project. Five of the inner screens show “typical” groups of victims of the secret service during the time of the Cold War. They offer details, for example, about the resistance of students from a Altenburg High School and universities in Berlin and Rostock. The two middle screens inside the “cell” show the name and biographical data of the 927 people who were shot in Moscow.


Exhibition Schedule

The exhibition is currently on view at the DDR-Museum Perleberg.

January 21, 2015  to January 20,  2016 Gedenk- und Begegnungsstätte Leistikowstraße Potsdam
April  27, 2014 Gedenkstätte Bautzner Straße, Dresden
November 18 to December 15, 2013 Altes Archiv des Erfurter Rathauses
November 17 to December 15, 2009 University of Graz
October 16 to November 13, 2009 Niederösterreichisches Landesarchiv St. Pölten
May 30/31, 2009 Humboldt University Berlin
October 21 to November 24, 2008 Church of St. Mary in Grossenhain
June 17 to October 15, 2008 Memorial of German Partitition Marienborn
April 18 to June 16, 2008 Memorial Museum Moritzplatz Magdeburg 
March 6 to April 15, 2008 Memorial Place Point Alpha
January 24 – March 5, 2008 City Hall of Chemnitz
December 6, 2007 – January 21, 2008 State Archives Hamburg
November 5 – November 30, 2007 University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde
September 10 – Oktober 4, 2007 Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom,
Truman House, Potsdam
July 10 – September 4, 2007 Documentation and Information Centre (DIZ) Torgau
June 11 – July 6, 2007 City Hall of the Hanseatic city Rostock
May 2 – June 4, 2007 Sparkasse Vogtland in Oelsnitz (Saxonia)
March 23 – April 28, 2007 “Runde Ecke” Memorial Museum, Leipzig
Sept. 23 – Nov. 3, 2006 “Roter Ochse” Memorial Museum, Halle
Aug. 21 – Sep. 22, 2006 Parliament of Thuringia, Erfurt
June 20 – July 30, 2006 Landgericht Schwerin
May 5 – June 18, 2006 Bautzen Memorial
April 1 – May 2, 2006 Memorial Hohenschönhausen, Berlin
March 9 – March 29, 2006 Vertretung des Freistaates Thüringen beim Bund, Berlin