The Room of Silence is not dedicated to any ideology
or any religion – every one may enter without fear of thus
relating to any interests, programmes or institutions. This does
not contradict the fact that the sponsors and wardens who look after
the room on a voluntary basis spring largely from religious
communities. All these persons of different religious and ideological
backgrounds have a common goal in creating a place in the middle of
Berlin where one can meet in silence, leaving aside one’s differences.
The room's Decoration reflects its non-denominational character,
avoiding any religious, ideological or political symbolism, it is
neutral and simple. Its only adornment is a woven wall hanging,
which the Hungarian artist Ritta Hager made for this room, abstractly
symbolising light penetrating darkness. Paul Corazolla, Berlin,
designed the blue wall in the vestibule, this verbal reference to
the Room of Silence equals the figurative invitation to silence
by the relief which P. Franz Prentke, Berlin, created. Our desire to
promote peace finds voice in a poster containing the word "peace"
in several languages and in a collage "Tolerance" made by
pupils of a Berlin school.