Book Presentation Dachauer Gedenkorte zwischen Vergessen und Erinnern

Book cover Kerstin Schwenke
Marco Coslovich

On Thursday, December 1 2011, Kerstin Schwenke, a member of the Education Department at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, presents her study Dachauer Gedenkorte zwischen Vergessen und Erinnern – Die Massengräber am Leitenberg und der ehemalige SS-Schießplatz bei Hebertshausen nach 1945. The presentation takes place in cooperation with the Protestant Church of Reconciliation, where it shall also begin at 7:30 p.m. Besides the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, opened in 1965 and visited by several hundreds of thousands persons from across the globe annually, there are two less well-known places of remembrance in Dachau: the Leitenberg Memorial Cemetery, where the graves of over 7,400 dead from the Dachau concentration camp are to be found, and the former SS shooting range at Hebertshausen, where some 4,000 Soviet prisoners of war were murdered in 1941/42. Published in the series “Dachauer Diskurse”, the work shows how the forms of remembrance at both locations have changed over the decades.