Remembrance or Oblivion

Concentration Camp Mühldorfer Har

The DVD provides an overview of the setting up of the concentration camps in the vicinity of Mühldorf on the Inn. Thousands of prisoners worked there from 1944 up to the end of World War II, building an arms bunker. It was planned as a production site for a jet plane that – as a wonder weapon – was believed to bring about the decisive turn-around in the war. The camp of Mettenheim and Forest Camp V were orga- nisationally linked to the main camp of Dachau as additional camps. The arms bunker was never completed, but blown up after the end of the war and now, as a ruin, reminds us of the „extermination through work“ associated with its construction. With the example of Mühldorf, the film documents how we can obtain information today on a long ignored part of our his- tory, how we can build memorials and remember the victims in a dignified way. Contemporary witnesses emphasise how important it is for the future to remember National Socialism. Our young people, who grow up in times of an ever-increas- ing temporal distance to the holocaust, must be warned against letting something similar happen again.

  • Article no.: 4657330
  • Targetgroups: Sek I
  • Length: 28:24 min
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