Alexandra Hildebrandt

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Alexandra Hildebrandt
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US-Ambassador William Timken and Alexandra Hildebrandt at Checkpoint Charlie
Born Alexandra Weissmann
27 February 1959
Kiev, Ukraine, USSR
Occupation Artist
director of the Checkpoint Charlie Museum
human rights activist
political activist
Spouse(s) Rainer Hildebrandt

Alexandra Hildebrandt (born Alexandra Weissmann on 27 February 1959 in Kiev)[1][2] is a German artist, author, political activist and human rights activist. She is currently director of the Checkpoint Charlie Museum[3] and the chair of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft 13. August Association.[4] In 1995, she married the museum's other co-founder and former director Rainer Hildebrandt, and they remained married until his death in 2004.[5] She is internationally noted for leading the construction of the Freedom Memorial, which was controversially demolished in 2005.[6] The focus of Alexandra Hildebrandt's 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, the Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt Medal, which is given annually in recognition of extraordinary, non-violent commitment to human rights.[7]

Laureates - Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt Human Rights Award[edit]

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). [17]



  1. ^ "Zur Person: Alexandra Hildebrandt". Berliner Morgenpost (in German). 7 November 2004. Retrieved 2018-04-22. 
  2. ^ "Ein Leben wider das Vergessen". Berliner Morgenpost (in German). Berlin, Germany. 10 June 2008. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Wagner, Susan L. (11 November 2009). "Wayland filmmaker present screening of new work". Wayland Town Crier. Wayland, MA. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  4. ^ Raabe, Margaret (13 August 2004). "Arbeitsgemeinschaft 13. August dokumentiert 57 weitere Todesopfer an der DDR-Grenze". Welt Online (in German). Germany. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  5. ^ Richter, Christine (10 January 2004). "Der Freiheitskämpfer". Berliner Zeitung (in German). Berlin, Germany. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Berlin Demolishes Cold War Memorial on July 4" (Press release). Republicans Abroad International. 24 June 2005. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
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