• With your donation you ensure the preservation of the memorial site

Support us!

The Cottbus Prison Memorial is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the State of Brandenburg and the City of Cottbus; this funds the salaries of a large part of the staff. The annual operating costs of about EUR 130,000 have to be covered by the association Menschenrechtszentrum Cottbus as the owner and operator of the memorial from entrance fees, guide fees, book sales, rentals and donations.

Your donation will help us to come to terms with the injustices committed during the two German dictatorships and ensure the preservation of the memorial site.

How can you help?

Make a permanent donation

Become a permanent donor as a private person or company with a monthly, semi-annual or annual donation! Even a small donation helps! As a company, you send a signal to your customers and employees that you are committed to coming to terms with the injustices committed on German soil and to upholding human rights.

Donation as a gift

Do you have a birthday coming up and do not know what to put on your wish list because your household is already well equipped, and all your hobbies are covered? Then why not offer your guests to make a donation to the Menschenrechtszentrum Cottbus with the password of your choice in the amount of the intended gift value. For your gift donation in the name of the person concerned, we will issue a certificate on request, which we will send to you by post.


The Menschenrechtszentrum Cottbus e. V. is a non-profit association and will issue donation receipts on request, which you can submit with your tax return. Please do not forget to note your name and address when transferring your donation so that we can send you a donation receipt.


What do you think about including the Menschenrechtszentrum Cottbus e.V. in your will? However, as this subject is very sensitive and complex, it is advisable to consult a lawyer or notary public.

Using networks

If you are well connected and active socially or in the church, you could organise a talk about the work of the Cottbus Human Rights Centre and the Cottbus Prison Memorial. The more people know about our work, the more chances there are to attract new donors. Please feel free to contact us. Together we can define the exact topic to suit the audience and we will also be happy to come to you for the talk.

Donation account

The donation account of the Menschenrechtszentrum Cottbus e. V. is:

Menschenrechtszentrum Cottbus e. V.
Sparkasse Spree Neiße

IBAN: DE92 1805 0000 3000 0414 50

Keyword: "Support for the memorial".

Thank you very much for your support!

We thank all donors from the bottom of our hearts for their support! No matter how small or large the donation - every Euro helps us to ensure that 142 years of prison history are not forgotten.

Menschenrechtszentrum Cottbus e. V. | Bautzener Straße 140 | 03050 Cottbus | Free parking spaces

Information and reservations:

Opening hours:


Tue. - Fri.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sat. + Son.
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission until one hour before closing time.

Closed on public holidays.

Sponsored by:

Logo Land Brandenburg
Wappen Cottbus
Logo UKA – Umweltgerechte Kraftanlagen