Documentary Film

"The Dachau Concentration Camp" (2021)

The film is shown in the auditorium located in the former maintenance building. The recommended minimum age for visiting the memorial is 13 years.


German: 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m.
English: 10:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 2:00 p.m.
French: 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. (on request)
: 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. (on request)
Spanish: 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. (on request)

The auditorium does not accept reservations. It can seat up to 200 people.


The documentary “The Dachau Concentration Camp” (2021)

Maya Schweizer, Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer and Clemens von Wedemeyer

the Bavarian Memorial Foundation / Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site


“The Dachau Concentration Camp” is an overview film relating the history of the Dachau camp and its aftermath from 1945 to today. Along with this historical dimension, the film also addresses a central question: how we can ever imagine – and convey through images – what took place? The film invites viewers to consider this complex issue together.

By drawing on historical film material, photographs, objects, works of art, plans, graphs, documents, and contemporary witness accounts, the film enables a multifaceted understanding of events in this notorious place of incarceration and terror, on the suffering of the prisoners, and the crimes committed by the SS.

With its critical approach to sources, the film also reveals the fragmented tradition of visual material concerning the history of the camp. This openness allows the viewer to form an impression of the historical events from the different perspectives and thus reflect on what history means for their own life.


Available online on DVD with Booklet or in the CID Bookshop in the entrance area to the main exhibition in the former maintainance building of the Concentration Camp Memorial Site.