Current exhibitions

People’s Court 1934-1945 – Terror through »Justice«

NS-Documentation Center of the City of Cologne. March 15, 15.03.2019 to May 26, 26.05.2019

In 1934, the People’s Court was created by the National Socialists to fight »enemies of the state«. By the end of the war, more than 16,700 people had stood trial before this new supreme political court which, from 1942, sentenced every other defendant to death. The Exhibition informs about the emergence and organisation of the court, highlighting its judicial practice by looking at the fate of individuals and exploring the treatment of former court personnel after 1945.