In 1937, the Nazis had the Buchenwald concentration camp built on Ettersberg Mountain, just outside the city of Weimar. By the end of the war, the SS had held more than a quarter of a million persons from nearly all countries of Europe in custody here and in the many Buchenwald subcamps. Beginning in August 1945, the Soviet occupying power used parts of the former concentration camp as one of its special camps. After the dissolution of the special camp in early 1950, the German Democratic Republic established a national monument on the Ettersberg. Today the name "Buchenwald" stands like almost no other for the complexities of twentieth-century German and European history.
The app offers a tour of the former camp grounds and a tour of the permanent exhibition on the history of the Buchenwald concentration camp. In both cases, you can design the tour according to your individual preferences. On the camp grounds, the app provides basic information on 27 historically significant sites, supplemented with photographs from the memorial's extensive photo archive. In addition, former inmates talk about their experiences. The tour of the permanent exhibition "Buchenwald: Ostracism and Violence 1937 to 1945" features the main exhibition texts and provides explanations of selected objects. Biographies shed light on the fates of the inmates.
The app can be used both as an interactive tour guide at the memorial and as a general source of information on the history of the place.
The app was developed by the Buchenwald Memorial in cooperation with itour city guide GmbH. For further information, see www.buchenwald.de and www.itour.de.
Tour of the camp grounds with stops at altogether 27 sites
Tour of the permanent exhibition
High-quality production with professional narrators
Convenient navigation map
Scrollable menu list offering direct selection of all sites
GPS function in outdoor area