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Photo: Claus Bach, Collection Buchenwald Memorial

Prof. Dr. Volkhard Knigge

Director of the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation

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Photo: Claus Bach, Collection Buchenwald Memorial

Prof. Monika Grütters

Member of the Bundestag and Minister of State, commissioner of the federal government for culture and media

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Photo: Claus Bach, Collection Buchenwald Memorial

Prof. Dr. Benjamin-Immanuel Hoff

Head of the States Chancellery and Minister of Culture and Federal and European Affairs, Chairman of the Foundation Council

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Photo: Claus Bach, Collection Buchenwald Memorial

Prof. Dr. Norbert Frei

Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Chairman of the Scientific Board of Trustees

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Photo: Claus Bach, Collection Buchenwald Memorial

Bertrand Herz

President of the International Commitee of Buchenwald-Dora and Subcamps

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Photo: Claus Bach, Collection Buchenwald Memorial

Éva Fahidi-Pusztai

Representative on the Former Buchenwald Concentration Camp Inmates‘ Advisory Board

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Photo: Claus Bach, Collection Buchenwald Memorial

Naftali Fürst

Representative on the Former Buchenwald Concentration Camp Inmates‘ Advisory Board

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Photo: Claus Bach, Collection Buchenwald Memorial

Ottomar Rothmann

Representative on the Former Buchenwald Concentration Camp Inmates‘ Advisory Board

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Photo: Claus Bach, Collection Buchenwald Memorial

Ivan Ivanji

Writer, diplomat and survivor of the Auschwitz and Buchenwald Concentration Camps

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Photo: Peter Hansen, Collection Buchenwald Memorial

Former muster ground

Survivors and their relatives during the wreath ceremony at the memorial for all victims of the Buchenwald concentration camp

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Photo: Peter Hansen, Collection Buchenwald Memorial

Symbolic opening

Bertrand Herz (middle), Naftali Fürst, member of the German Bundestag and Minister of State Prof. Monika Grütters, Prof. Dr. Benjamin-Immanuel Hoff, Head of the States Cancellery and Minister of Culture and Federal and European Affairs, with Prof. Dr. Volkhard Knigge open the new permanent exhibition in the former depot

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Photo: Peter Hansen, Collection Buchenwald Memorial

Minister of State Prof. Monika Grütters in the exhibition

Prof. Dr. Volkhard Knigge, director of the Buchenwald- and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation, explains the prologue to the new permanent exhibition to Member of the Bundestag and Minister of State Prof. Monika Grütters, commissioner of the federal government for culture and media, in accompaniment of Bertrand Herz, honorary president of the International Committee of Buchenwald-Dora and Subcamps, and other former inmates

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Photo: Peter Hansen, Collection Buchenwald Memorial

Chapter 1

Visitors learn about trade between Weimar companies and the SS

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Photo: Peter Hansen, Collection Buchenwald Memorial

Listening stations

Visitors at one of the six listening stations with life story portraits of inmates of the Buchenwald concentration camp

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Photo: Peter Hansen, Collection Buchenwald Memorial

Interactive module of information

Animated map of the development and liquidation of the sub-camp system of the Buchenwald concentration camp

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Photo: Peter Hansen, Collection Buchenwald Memorial

Chapter 4

Exhibition vitrine on the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp

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Photo: Peter Hansen, Collection Buchenwald Memorial

Liberation

Bertrand Herz in front of the French liberation brigade flag in the exhibition

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Photo: Peter Hansen, Collection Buchenwald Memorial

Camp model

Camp model in front of the new window on the 2nd floor overlooking the camp grounds

"Buchenwald. Ostracism and Violence 1937 to 1945"

On Sunday, 17 April 2016, in occasion of the 71st Anniversary of Liberation, the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation opened the new permanent historical exhibition "Buchenwald. Ostracism and Violence 1937 to 1945".


Speeches in the cinema

Welcoming Address

Prof. Dr. Volkhard Kigge
Director oft he Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation

Speakers

Prof. Monika Grütters
Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

Prof. Dr. Benjamin-Immanuel Hoff
Head of the States Chancellery and Minister of Culture and Federal and European Affairs, Chairman of the Foundation Council

Prof. Dr. Norbert Frei
Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Chairman of the Scientific Board of Trustees

Bertrand Herz, France
President of the International Commitee of Buchenwald-Dora and Subcamps

Éva Fahidi-Pusztai, Hungary
Representative on the Former Buchenwald Concentration Camp Inmates‘ Advisory Board

Naftali Fürst, Israel
Representative on the Former Buchenwald Concentration Camp Inmates‘ Advisory Board

Ottomar Rothmann
Representative on the Former Buchenwald Concentration Camp Inmates‘ Advisory Board

Ivan Ivanji, Serbien
Writer, diplomat and survivor of the Auschwitz and Buchenwald Concentration Camps

Wreath laying at the former roll call square