In February 2009, after long and weary debates, the initiative »Faites votre jeu!« finally decided to accept the former police prison »Klapperfeld« as a substitute for the squatted former youth centre at Bockenheim (Frankfurt). When this decision was taken it had already become evident that the building could only be used if simultaneously there would be a critical engagement with the prison’s history of over 115 years.
In order to meet with this requirement, a historical research team – AK History – was founded by some members of the initiative even before we moved into the building. We are continuously working to reconstruct the various eras of the former prison’s past.
Main topic of the exhibition in the basement is the history of the former police prison Klapperfeld and it’s usage during National Socialism – 1886-1945.
On the 2nd floor there is the exhibition »Out of here – Inscriptions of people in police custody and immigration detention in Klapperfeld prison – 1955–2002«.