Virtual opening of the special exhibition “Traces of the Past”
To mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the prisoners, on May 8 2020 the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site launched the digital presentation of this year’s temporary exhibition, “Traces of the Past. The Allach Subcamp Complex”. The opening ceremony features addresses and words of welcome, while the curators provide tours through the exhibition.
Welcome and introduction
Dr. Gabriele Hammermann, director of the Dachau Memorial Site and head of the special exhibition project
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Mathias Pfeil, conservator general at the Bavarian Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments
Anton Biebl, cultural officer at the Munich City Authority
Sven Klomp, exhibition design and graphics
Nick Hope (Nikoliay Choprenko), survivor of the Allach subcamp complex
Dan Dougherty, member of the 45th U.S. Army division and liberator of the Allach subcamp complex
The curators lead visitors through the exhibition sections they were responsible for and present interesting insights into their work: Anja Henschel, Dipl.-Mus., who was responsible for the extensive research into the objects, their classification and presentation; Albert Knoll, M.A., who created the concept for the broader historical narrative on the war and postwar periods; and Dr Sanela Schmid, who researched and compiled the contemporary witness accounts and the film material.