“More important than life” Exhibition

The Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto
Opening: June 28, 2023

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Departure Neuaubing Digital History Project

European Histories of Forced Labor

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Munich and National Socialism Exhibition

Historical permanent exhibition

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About nsdoku

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 “Brown House”—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.

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Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm
Open on public holidays, including those that fall on a Monday.

Entrance is free of charge

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TO BE SEEN. queer lives 1900–1950

The catalog is a collection of texts and artworks from the exhibition as well as essays by important contributors on queer lives in the past and present as seen from a scientific and social perspective.

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Online-Storytelling TO BE SEEN

Our online storytelling provides a look inside the stories of LGBTQI+ in Germany in the first half of the twentieth century. Here you can scroll through their stories!

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Annette Kelm: Die Bücher

With more than 100 photographs, Annette Kelm shows books by well-known and lesser-known authors whose works were burned during the National Socialist book burnings on May 10, 1933.

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Cancel Culture

Mit Adrian Daub und Konrad Paul Liessmann

Learning Center and Library

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.

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nsdoku digital

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 Departure Neuaubing: European Histories of Forced Labor tells the story of Nazi forced labor as a story with threads leading all over Europe. 

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The publications of the Munich Documentation Center examine historical topics from various perspectives and relate them to current societal developments.

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