Guided tour

National Socialism in Images

Photographs influence our view of history. While they appear to be objective, they actually portray events from a particular perspective and with a particular intention. So how should we treat historical photographs? What explanatory power do they have? How were they used and under what circumstances were they taken? And how can these photographs be used as historical sources?  

We will look at a selection of photos from the exhibition Munich and National Socialism and analyze how they came to be taken, how they are used, and their visual language. We give you an insight into the power of photographs and how they influence our view of history.

A man walking barefoot along the street with cut-off pants and a sign around his neck saying: “I’ll never complain to the police again.” Behind and beside him are men in uniform and passers-by.

Public humiliation of the Jewish lawyer Michael Siegel, 1933 | © Scherl/Süddeutsche Zeitung Photo

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Munich Documentation Center

90 min

Suitable for
Adults, students and school students from 11th grade upwards

90 euros per group; free of charge for school classes and students

German, English