Yahoo! News – A Vacation for Folks Who’ve Done Everything Else…: “Former political prisoners voiced outrage on Thursday at a German company’s scheme to sell tourists an authentic jail experience in what was former Communist East Germany’s biggest women’s prison.

Thousands of women suffered torture and repression behind the walls of Hoheneck castle, a medieval fort perched on a hill above the town of Stollberg in Saxony, used as a jail for political dissidents from 1950 until 1989.

Now German company Artemis GmbH, which purchased the 12.4-acre estate in 2003, is advertising the chance to spend a night like a prisoner, eating sloppy food and being deprived of sleep in a tiny cell for the price of 100 euros ($122).”

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