Evidence for Posterity. The Drawings of the Dachau survivor Georg Tauber

The new temporary exhibition on the drawings of the Dachau survivor Georg Tauber is on show in the special exhibition room of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.

At the end of April 1945, the Dachau survivor Georg Tauber (*1901 - †1950) began drawing scenes of violent everyday life in the Dachau concentration camp, the arrival of US troops, and life in the camp after liberation. With these drawings he wanted to provide for posterity “evidence” of the crimes committed by the SS. Stigmatized as “asocial” by the Nazis, his commitment to this cause soon also became a struggle to gain political recognition for “forgotten” concentration camp victims.

Only discovered five years ago in the estate of a former fellow prisoner, more than 60 works by Georg Tauber are now being presented to the public for the first time. The exhibition also features aquarelles of town views and landscapes which the Bavarian advertising illustrator completed in 1941 while imprisoned. They were smuggled out of the camp by a civilian employee and are today in the possession of the Memorial Site.

The special exhibition is on show until February 28 2017 in the special exhibition room of the Memorial Site. Entrance is free of charge. The exhibition is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm (closed on December 24).