Scandinavian Prisoners in KZ Dachau (Live-Tour in English)
| 25.05.2021 | 16:00—17:00
Drawing: Barack 19, Ove Vilhelm Brøbech, Danish prisoner in KZ Dachau (22. Feb. to 23. Mar. 1945). Published in “Pigtraad- Gestapofangen Nr. 6“, 1980, p. 144.
This tour is in English language.
This Live tour will concentrate on the Scandinavian prisoners in KZ Dachau.
The Norwegian prisoners started to arrive mid-1942, and over half of them were arrested as part of the “night and fog” operation. Seven were registered as Jews. The largest number of Norwegians did not arrive until 1944, when they were evacuated from Natzweiler-Strutthof KZ. The majority of Danish prisoners did not come in until the beginning of 1945, where large numbers of were being deported to German KZ camps.
This tour will concentrate on the reasons why these transports were happening, the arrival and living conditions of the prisoners in the Dachau concentration camp and their resilience and struggle for survival. This will be illustrated by presentations of prisoners’ biographies as well as eye-witness rapports, photographs and prisoners’ drawings. There will also be accounts of the extraordinary circumstances, which resulted in the Norwegian and Danish prisoners’ rescue from Dachau KZ on the “White Busses”.
Our digital live tours on Facebook
Although the Dachau Memorial is currently closed, there is an opportunity to take a look at the site and its history. During live tours on Facebook, we will present selected aspects of the history of the concentration camps and memorials in 45 minutes. We look forward to great interest and, of course, especially to comments and questions that we will answer live in a moment.
Participation is free and there are unlimited places.
Obwohl Rundgänge für Besuchergruppen derzeit nicht stattfinden können, gibt es die Gelegenheit, einen Blick auf das Gelände und seine Geschichte zu werfen. Bei Live-Rundgängen auf Facebook stellen wir in 45 Minuten ausgewählte Aspekte der KZ- und Gedenkstättengeschichte vor.
Wir freuen uns auf zahlreiches Interesse und natürlich ganz besonders auf Kommentare und Fragen, die wir gleich live beantworten werden.
Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos und es gibt unbegrenzte Plätze.