Wreath-laying ceremony on the former muster ground of Buchenwald Concentration Camp in 2005, on the sixtieth anniversary of the camp’s liberation.

Source: Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation

Touring a former barrack at Buchenwald Memorial within the framework of a one-day program offered by the education department, 2008.

Photo: Claus Bach, source: Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation

A tunnel in the former underground rocket factory, Mittelbau-Dora Concentration Camp Memorial, 2008.

Photo: Claus Bach; source: Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation

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The Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation

The Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials have many years of experience in the scholarly study and museological presentation of the history of National Socialism and its aftermath. Within the framework of the restructuring of both memorials after 1989, five major permanent exhibitions have been installed to date, and a number of internationally successful traveling exhibitions have been created, allowing new perspectives on the crimes committed by the Nazi regime. With the aid of external funds, pioneering database projects (found objects collection, digital photo archive) have also been realized. The foundation is networked with scholarly institutions and contemporary history museums worldwide. Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora are moreover international sites of commemoration of the National Socialist crimes. The preservation of the survivors’ legacy is a central aspect of the foundation’s everyday work.

In the research as well as the education activities carried out at the two memorials, forced labor is a core theme. The Mittelbau-Dora Concentration Camp Memorial’s permanent exhibition – recipient of a museum prize in 2008 – is one of the most important shows devoted to forced labor in the concentration camps. After it was opened, the project of an international traveling exhibition on the overall National Socialist forced labor system was developed. That project is now being carried out with support from the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future.”