U committee disagreed on what happened after harassment

U committee disagreed on what happened after harassment

The sign with the inscription “Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial”. Photo: Paul Zinken / dpa / Symbolbild

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With the submission of his final report on the consequences of sexual harassment at the Hohenschönhausen Memorial, the disagreement in the investigative committee of the Berlin House of Representatives again became apparent on Tuesday. After around one and a half years of educational work, the committee wants to present the 378-page paper in the capital’s parliament on Thursday.

With the submission of his final report on the consequences of sexual harassment at the Hohenschönhausen Memorial, the disagreement in the investigative committee of the Berlin House of Representatives again became apparent on Tuesday. After around one and a half years of educational work, the committee wants to present the 378-page paper in the capital’s parliament on Thursday.

Matters related to the dismissal of the head of the Stasi victims’ memorial, Hubertus Knabe, in November 2018 were examined. Knabe is said not to have acted decisively enough against the sexual harassment of female employees by his deputy, but denied this. A legal dispute ended with a settlement, the top position was filled.

The committee chairman Sabine Bangert (Greens) said that there was “a fundamental lack of sensitivity” at management level, which is why there were “massive failures”. Committee member Christian Hochgrebe saw “no doubt about the legality of the entire process” for the SPD. From the point of view of CDU representative Hans-Christian Hausmann, there is a “great responsibility and complicity” with Senator for Culture Klaus Lederer (left), who is responsible for the memorial. The Minister of State for Culture Monika Grütters (CDU), who was also involved, acted “in good faith”.

dpa

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