All the sweep and drama of Germany's modern history is brought to life in this museum, in artifacts, photographs, and other displays. Exhibits trace the history of Germany after 1945, up to the breakdown of law and order in the eastern sector that led to reunification. The museum made headlines in 2001 when Emilie Schindler, the 93-year-old widow of Oskar Schindler, donated some of her famous husband's documents to the museum. Oskar Schindler was the subject of Steven Spielberg's film Schindler's List, one of the best-known movies ever made of the Holocaust. The bequest includes excerpts from the diary of one of hundreds of Jews who Schindler, a German industrialist, saved from the Nazi death camps. The donation also includes a photo album of the making of the Spielberg movie and a congratulatory letter from then American president Bill Clinton.
Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Willy-Brandt-Allee 14, Bonn, Germany
Our Rating Hours Tues-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm Transportation U-Bahn: Heussallee/Museumsmeile Phone 0228/91650 Prices Free admission Web site Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
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