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Name  Alexandra Hildebrandt

Spouse  Rainer Hildebrandt
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Full Name  Alexandra Weissmann
Born  27 February 1959Kiev, Ukraine, USSR
Occupation  Artist Co-founder of the Checkpoint Charlie Museum
Books  The Wall: Figures, Facts, Citations on the German division, the wall and the reunification

Berlin Check Point Charlie: "We did try...and now he is free"

Alexandra Hildebrandt (born on February 27, 1959 in Kiev) is a German artist, author, political activist and human rights activist , as well as co-founder and current Director of the Checkpoint Charlie Museum and the chair of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft 13. August Association. In 1995, she married the museum's other co-founder and former Director Rainer Hildebrandt, and they remained married until his death in 2004. She is internationally noted for leading the construction of the Freedom Memorial, which was controversially demolished by the Berlin city government in 2005. The focus of Alexandra Hildebrandts work is the preservation and advancement of the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, the rehabilitation of the victims of the GDR-Regime and the clarification of more destinies of refugees, who suffered death at the East-West border. Furthermore, she takes a stand for the worldwide non-violent struggle for human rights, which was a matter very close to her late husbands heart. In 2004 she endowed the International Human Rights Award „Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt Medal, which is given annually in recognition of extraordinary, non-violent commitment to human rights.


Laureates - Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt Human Rights Award

  • 2005: Yitzhak Rabin (posthumously), Zheng Yichun
  • 2006: Suzanne Mubarak
  • 2007: Óscar Elías Biscet, Normando Hernández Gonzales, Harald Poelchau (posthumously), Muhammad Mugraby
  • 2008: Rudolf Seiters, Juri Samodurow
  • 2009: Bogdan Borusewicz
  • 2010: Imre Pozsgay, Jurij Schmidt, Mikhail Khodorkovsky
  • 2011: Antonia Rados
  • 2012: Yoko Ono
  • 2013: Guy von Dardel, Nina Lagergren (half sister of Raoul Wallenberg
  • 2014: Rupert Neudeck, Andrei Makarevich, Wolf Vostell (posthumously)
  • 2015: Sergei Khrushchev
  • 2016: Pál Maléter (posthumously) , Zoltán Balog (politician)
  • Members of the jury include: Henry Kissinger, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Joachim Gauck, Avi Primor, James Douglas-Hamilton, Baron Selkirk of Douglas, Sara Nachama and Rainer Haushofer(nephew of Albrecht Haushofer).


  • "Es wird viel gewaltsames Sterben geben..Rainer Hildebrandt-Ein Leben für die Freiheit, Biografie Teil 1",2014, ISBN 978-3-922484-70-7
  • Ein Mensch Rainer Hildebrandt – Begegnungen Verl. Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin 1999, ISBN 3-922484-41-7
  • Die Mauer.Zahlen.Daten, Haus am Checkpoint Charlie Verlag, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-922484-43-3
  • "DIE MAUER. Es geschah am Checkpoint Charlie", ISBN 978-3-922484-56-1
  • "Geteiltes Deutschland. Grenzschilder", ISBN 978-3-922484-44-8
  • "Zitate zur deutschen Teilung, zur MAUER und zur Wiedervereinigung", ISBN 978-3-922484-47-9
  • References

    Alexandra Hildebrandt Wikipedia

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