As the place where the Nazi Party (NSDAP) was founded, Munich is more closely associated with the rise of National Socialism than any other city. The Munich Documentation Center, located on the site where the—the former Nazi Party headquarters—once stood, is dedicated to addressing the city’s troubled past. Our exhibitions, events, projects, and educational programs tell the story of National Socialism from a present and future perspective. We seek to set the historical experience of the Nazi dictatorship in a current global context.
TO BE SEEN. queer lives 19OO–195O
Oct. 7, 2022 – May 21, 2023
European Histories of Forced Labor
Munich and National Socialism
Historical permanent exhibition
Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm
Open on public holidays, including those that fall on a Monday.
January 30, 2023: 10am to 7pm
April 10, 2023 (Easter Monday): 10am to 7pm
Entrance is free of charge
Our Learning Center has four interactive media tables and twenty-two research terminals where you can find out more about the history of National Socialism and research selected topics in depth. The Library contains a large selection of publications devoted to the history of the Nazi period and its aftermath.
Apart from our exhibitions, there are also other ways of finding out about the Nazi era in Munich. The app Sites in Mind takes you to 120 places in Munich and environs that have a connection with Nazi history. The digital history project tells the story of Nazi forced labor as a story with threads leading all over Europe.
The publications of the Munich Documentation Center examine historical topics from various perspectives and relate them to current societal developments.
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