Learn and Discover

Come and discover more about the history of National Socialism in Munich—either at the Documentation Center itself or in our digital formats. You will not only be able to explore the city’s Nazi past but also to find out about relevant socio-political discourses taking place today—as well as a range of other related topics.

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The Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto

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Scroll through the impressive eye-witness testimonies from the so-called Ringelblum Archive: these tell the story of the lives and deaths of people in the Warsaw Ghetto.

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TO BE SEEN. queer lives 1900-1950

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Our storytelling provides an insight into the exhibition and the lives of LGBTIQ* people. Here you can scroll through their stories!

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Europe Ice Weather

Online publication by Sebastian Jung considers current events amid the coronavirus crisis.

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Lesson 20: Be as courageous as you can

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Artist Nora Krug in conversation with our curator Karolina Kühn on lesson 20 of On Tyranny.


Episode 2: Global developments

New York Times journalist Roger Cohen and Mirjam Zadoff will offer a global look at the shift in political discourse.

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Lesson 16: Learn from peers in other countries

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Artist Nora Krug in conversation with our curator Karolina Kühn on lesson 16 of On Tyranny.


Lesson 19: Be a patriot

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Artist Nora Krug in conversation with our curator Karolina Kühn on lesson 19 of On Tyranny.

Digital formats


Sites in Mind

Using historical images and source material, our Sites in Mind app guides you to 120 places in Munich and environs that have a direct connection with Nazi history.

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Digital History Project

Departure Neuaubing: European Histories of Forced Labor

The web app tells the story of Nazi forced labor in Europe and the impact this historical experience has had right up to the present day. Information about the past is communicated via artistic and narrative formats.

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Forced Abroad. Journal of a Forced Laborer

In January 1945 a 19-year-old Dutchman was deported to Munich. An interactive visual novel tells his story based on the journal he kept during his time as a forced laborer.

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History is not the Past

In this podcast experts in the fields of research, journalism, art, and culture discuss historical and current issues with us in terms of the impact that history has on society—and society on history.

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Learning Center

Would you like to do your own research into the history of National Socialism and acquire more detailed information on selected topics? Then why not come and see what our Learning Center has to offer.

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In our library you can research the history of National Socialism with a special focus on Munich and Bavaria.

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Our publications illuminate historical topics from different perspectives and relate them to current societal developments.

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Research tips

If you would like to find out more about the biographies of members of your family or other people, we can give you some useful tips and point you to places where you might find information.

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