Memorials Museums Department

The Memorial Museums Department is a department of the Topography of Terror Foundation. It was founded in 1983 by Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste e.V., and its responsibilities were transferred to Stiftung Topographie des Terrors in 1993. The long-time director of the memorial museums department from January 1984 to June 2023 was Thomas Lutz.

Dr. Julana Bredtmann is the new head of the memorial museums department since May 2023.

She studied at the University of Vienna and FU Berlin and completed her doctorate at the Department of Political and Social Sciences on the topic of denazification in post-war Berlin. From 2014 to spring 2023, she worked for the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), where she most recently coordinated the Global Task Force Against Holocaust Distortion initiative. Her research and work focuses on coming to terms with National Socialism, European remembrance culture, and strategies against the relativisation of Nazi crimes.

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