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Bautzen’s prisons

For decades in the GDR there was an official silence over Bautzen’s prisons, although their reputation was infamous amongst the people here and also outside the country.

Although they are today well known as landmarks of Bautzen, still there is generally little real knowledge of the history of the two prisons.

The city of Bautzen has produced a pamphlet which summarizes the most important details of the development of the Bautzen prison. The aim of the pamphlet is to provide background information to enable people to better understand the meaning of  events at the prison, although it is of course not a comprehensive study of all aspects of the matter.

Bautzener Gefängnis - AußenansichtBautzener Gefängnis - Hof - Draufsicht

PDF-Download: History of the Bautzen Prison

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