Wannsee Exhibit in 4th Year

Four years since the opening of a exhibit at the Wannsee Conference House, about 184,000 visitors have seen a presentation on the Nazis’ plans for the extermination of the Jews.

At the January 1942 Nazi conference, the logistics for killing Europe’s Jews was discussed. The conference was held at what was then the central office of Interpol.

At a recent news conference marking the anniversary of the exhibit, Gerhard Schoenberner, director of the house, said 20 percent of those who visited were not German.

He added that most of the foreign visitors were from the United States, Israel or countries in Western Europe.

After much controversy with the local Berlin government, which initially wanted to house the exhibition elsewhere, the house was opened in January 1992, 50 years after the conference.

Last year, 310 groups participated in study groups and seminars held at the house.

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