DIZ Torgau's permanent exhibition 'Traces of Injustice' informs the visitor about the history of the Torgau prisons during National Socialism, the Soviet occupation, and the German Democratic Republic. With photographs, documents, biographies and video interviews, the exhibition depicts Torgau's role as the hub of the Wehrmacht penal system, the history of Soviet Special Camps No. 8 and No. 10 and the East German penal system in Torgau.
The central prison site – Torgau-Fort Zinna – is now in use as a correctional institution of the Free State of Saxony. Therefore, the exhibition is not located there but in Hartenfels Castle.
The exhibition includes the following three sections:
- 'Torgau on the Home Front in the Second World War. Military Judiciary, Wehrmacht Prisons, Reich Military Court'
- '"Hostile Elements Shall Be Held in Confinement' - The Soviet Special Camps No. 8 and No. 10 in Torgau 1945-1948'
- '“Today: an Educational Facility” - The East German Penal System in Torgau 1950-1990'
At the detail level, the exhibition gives interested visitors access to more comprehensive information.
Daily from 10 am to 6 pm
Admission is free.
Free of charge for school classes and groups
Ring this number to register: +49-3421-7739681