Kounic Residence Hall – National Cultural Monument (Kounicovy studentské koleje)
Anti-Nazi resistance members were jailed and executed here
Now housing for veterinary and pharmacy students
Houses a memorial to commemorate its disturbed past
The expositions located both inside and outside the building bear witness to the sufferings of the victims of Nazism.
The Kounic Residence Hall, today a national cultural monument, has been through some troubling times. Finished in 1923, it served as a temporary home to five hundred university students. Early in the morning on November 17, 1939, the hall was attacked by gestapo and SS units and most of the students ended up in concentration camps. From the beginning of 1940 to April 26, 1945, the premises served as an infamous Nazi jail and execution site. Today, this renovated and modernized building is used by the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brno and houses the Kounic Residence Hall Anti-Nazi Resistance Memorial.