Exhibitions

Our historical permanent exhibition Munich and National Socialism documents the origins, the impact, and the consequences of National Socialism up to the present day. Temporary exhibitions and interventions offer current and international perspectives and focus on certain aspects. Our formats can be artistic or participatory.

TO BE SEEN. queer lives 1900–1950

Oct. 7, 2022 – May 21, 2023

Exhibition

TO BE SEEN is an exhibition devoted to the stories of LGBTQI+ in Germany in the first half of the twentieth century. Through historical testimony and artistic positions from then and now, it traces queer lives and networks, the areas of freedom enjoyed by LGBTQI+, and the persecution they suffered. The exhibition takes an intimate look at a variety of genders, bodies, and identities.

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Departure Neuaubing.
European Histories of Forced Labor

Digital History Project

Departure Neuaubing is a digital exhibition project on the history of Nazi forced labor and its continuing impact today. Departure Neuaubing is a digital history project developed by the Munich Documentation Center as an interactive and interdisciplinary web app that tells the story of Nazi-era forced labor as a story with threads leading all over Europe.

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Munich and National Socialism

Exhibition

Where did National Socialism and its ideology come from? How did Adolf Hitler come to power and why did democracy fail? What led to racial and social exclusion, war, and mass murder? The exhibition examines the origins and rise of National Socialism in Munich and the city’s special role in the Nazi regime of terror. It also addresses the city’s difficulties in dealing with this history since 1945 and the impact the past still has today.

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Other projects

Installation

Memory Loops

Memory Loops is a collage of voices and music consisting of 300 audio tracks by the Munich-based artist Michaela Melián. It is a virtual memorial to the victims of Nazism.

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