Munich, 6. June 2020 10:00 to 17:00
The Dachau concentration camp was liberated by US army troops 75 years ago, on 29 April 1945. After visiting the NS Doc Center in April, the RG Munich goes on a guided tour of the Dachau Memorial Site.
On March 22, 1933, a concentration camp for political prisoners was set up near Dachau. Almost 200,000 people were imprisoned there by the Nazis: political opponents, homosexuals, emigrants, Jehovah’s Witnesses, so-called professional criminals and, in later years, above all Jews. In a guided tour of the Dachau Memorial Site, historian Lilly Maier explains the background of the concentration camp system to us, shows how prisoners in Dachau lived and suffered and how the concentration camp changed over the course of 12 years. She places particular emphasis on the life stories of well-known prisoners, such as Max Mannheimer, who died in 2016, Ernst Kupfer-Koberwitz, whose diary is one of the most important sources on the history of the Dachau concentration camp, and Georg Elser, who became Adolf Hitler’s ‚personal prisoner’ after the failed Bürgerbräukeller assassination attempt.