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Management and Board of Trustees
Der Stiftungsrat der Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen, 2023

Management and Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees decides on all matters of fundamental or particular importance and the budget. The Chair is the member of the Berlin Senate responsible for cultural affairs. It also includes a representative of the Senate Department for Justice, a representative of the highest federal authority responsible for culture, as well as the Chair and another member of the Foundation's Advisory Board.

The management consists of the Director of the Memorial. They are appointed by the Board of Trustees. They manage the day-to-day business of the Foundation and are bound by the resolutions and instructions of the Board of Trustees. Since September 2019, this post has been filled by Dr Helge Heidemeyer.


Joe Chialo

Senator for Culture and Social Cohesion


Dr. Helge Heidemeyer

Director of the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial


Maria Bering

Head of Department K4 "History and Remembrance" for the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media


Dieter Dombrowski

Landrat a. D. (District Administrator)
Chairman of the Union der Opferverbände kommunistischer Gewaltherrschaft e.V. (Union of Victims' Associations of Communist Tyranny) 

Birgit Neumann-Becker

Commissioner of the State of Saxony-Anhalt for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship

Esther Uleer

State Secretary

Senate Department for Justice and Consumer Protection