Sächsische Landesbeauftragte slaunches counselling initiative on rehabilitation of SED injustice

Beratung bei der Landesbeauftragten zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur, Foto: Landesbeauftragte zur Aufarbeitung er SED-Diktatur

Sächsische Landesbeauftragte slaunches counselling initiative on rehabilitation of SED injustice


In the second half of 2023, the Saxon State Commissioner will again offer regional citizens' consultation hours on the rehabilitation of SED injustice in Saxony. The first of these is the citizens' consultation hour in Eilenburg. In addition, further on-site consultations will take place in numerous Saxon cities and municipalities. Those seeking advice can find out about the possibilities for rehabilitation of SED injustice. During the counselling, they can find out what possibilities there are for reparations in individual cases.

Maximilian Heidrich and Utz Rachowski provide advice on behalf of the State Commissioner. They explain the rehabilitation laws, the Saxon Hardship Fund for SED victims and answer questions about the "victims' pension" - a monthly allowance for former prison victims. Together with those seeking advice, they weigh up which path to take and check whether the application requirements have been met. If necessary, they help them fill out the relevant application forms. It is also possible to apply for access to Stasi files. A valid personal document is required for this. It is not necessary to make an appointment in advance. Telephone enquiries can be made during office hours at the telephone numbers listed in the appointments.



Thousands of people were persecuted for political reasons in the GDR and still suffer the consequences today. For those affected, there are rehabilitation laws that open the way to remove convictions from the criminal record that were contrary to the rule of law, to free oneself from the stain of personal discrimination and to claim social compensation benefits. For many affected persons, the rehabilitation options have been significantly improved as of 29 November 2019. These include persons who were accommodated in GDR special children's homes, youth work centres, transit and special homes, as well as victims of measures of subversion by the GDR State Security Service and persecuted pupils.

Independently of the on-site counselling, an appointment for counselling can also be made directly with the State Commissioner for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship in Dresden (Tel.: 0351-493-3700).


Counselling appointments in Saxony:

24.08.2023 ǀ Eilenburg (mit Stasi-Unterlagen-Archiv Leipzig), Mehrgenerationenhaus „Arche“, Nikolaiplatz 3, 04838 Eilenburg (Mitarbeiter der „Arche“ weisen den Weg), Tel.: 03423 - 60 40 33 ǀ Sprechzeit 12:00 bis 18:00 Uhr (Berater: Utz Rachowski)

26.09.2023 ǀ Bernstadt auf dem Eigen, Stadtverwaltung, Bautzener Str. 21, 02748 Bernstadt auf dem Eigen, Ratssaal, Tel.: 035874 / 285 - 13 ǀ Sprechzeit 10:00 bis 16:00 Uhr (Berater: Maximilian Heidrich)

26.09.2023 ǀ Bautzen, Kirchgemeinde St. Petri, Am Stadtwall 12, 02625 Bautzen, Sophie-Scholl-Zimmer, Erdgeschoss ǀ Sprechzeit 09:00 bis 17:00 Uhr (Berater: Utz Rachowski)

10.10.2023 ǀ Bad Schandau (mit Stasi-Unterlagen-Archiv Dresden), Rathaus Bad Schandau, Dresdner Str. 3, 01814 Bad Schandau, Sitzungssaal ǀ Sprechzeit 09:00 bis 17:00 Uhr (Berater: Utz Rachowski)

19.10.2023 ǀ Stollberg, Rathaus Stollberg, Hauptmarkt 1, 09366 Stollberg, Sitzungszimmer, 2. OG, Tel.: 037296 - 94 112 ǀ Sprechzeit 09:00 bis 17:00 Uhr (Berater: Utz Rachowski)

23.10.2023 ǀ Aue – Bad Schlema, Rathaus Bad Schlema, Goethestr. 5, 08280 AueBad Schlema, Zimmer 205, Tel.: 03771 - 281 207 ǀ Sprechzeit 09:00 bis 17:00 Uhr (Berater: Utz Rachowski)

24.10.2023 ǀ Eibenstock (mit Stasi-Unterlagen-Archiv Chemnitz), Stadtverwaltung, Rathausplatz 1, 08309 Eibenstock, Zimmer 6, Tel.: 037752 -  571 56 ǀ Sprechzeit 09:00 bis 17:00 Uhr (Berater: Utz Rachowski)

09.11.2023 ǀ Mittweida (mit Stasi-Unterlagen-Archiv Chemnitz), Stadtverwaltung Mittweida, Markt 32, 09648 Mittweida, Beratungsraum 002, Tel.: 03727 - 967 213 ǀ Sprechzeit 09:00 bis 17:00 Uhr (Berater: Utz Rachowski)

16.11.2023 ǀ Glauchau (mit Stasi-Unterlagen-Archiv Chemnitz), Stadtverwaltung Glauchau, Markt 1, 08371 Glauchau, Raum 6.31, Tel.: 03763 – 654 50 ǀ Sprechzeit 09:00 bis 12:00 Uhr und 13:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr (Berater: Utz Rachowski)

21.11.2023 ǀ Penig, Neues Schloß, Schloßstr. 5, 09322 Penig, Gemeinschaftsraum, Tel.: 037381 – 931 30 ǀ Sprechzeit 09:00 bis 17:00 Uhr (Berater: Utz Rachowski)


You can find our current consultation dates on our website: https://lasd.landtag.sachsen.de/de/regionale-vorort-beratungen-19530.cshtml