The original association emerged from a citizens’ effort to preserve an original section of the Berlin Wall and to commemorate the victims of the Wall in a dignified form.
Following a successful initiative to secure a section of the Wall on Bernauer Strasse and have it placed under historical preservation in 1990, a concept for a memorial site was developed and realized.
The association “Berliner Mauer – Gedenkstätte und Dokumentationszentrum” was founded as a sponsor in November 1998. It maintained close contact to the Berlin Senate and other institutions dealing with the history of division. The sponsorship was transferred to the “Berlin Wall Foundation” after it was founded in 2008. The sponsor association was dissolved and in July 2008 a friends association was founded.
Förderverein Berliner Mauer
BLZ 100 900 00