The project day is extensively and intensively devoted to the conditions of political imprisonment in the GDR.
The students get to know the historical place and its history. In a documentary film, former Stasi employees report on their motivation and points of view.
One focus of the project is source work. The students work with copies of original Stasi files from former prisoners on Bautzner Strasse, other historical documents and photos. The source work encompasses the subject areas of reasons for detention, arrest situations, attitudes towards the GDR, sentences and the self-image of the GDR or their justification for the arrest of political prisoners.
Finally, the results of the project day are summarized and reflected on.
The offer is aimed at pupils from grade 9 of all school types (especially for the subjects of social studies, history, ethics and religion), but also for adults.