Mittelbau-Dora mirrors the history of forced concentration camp labour and the relocation of armaments production to underground sites during World War II. Between 1943 and 1945, more than 60,000 persons from nearly all the countries of Europe were compelled to perform forced labour here for the German armaments industry. After the liberation in April 1945, the camp provided accommodations for freed concentration camp inmates; later it served as a reception camp for German deportees from Czechoslovakia. Today Mittelbau-Dora is a museum of contemporary history and a European commemoration site in one.
With this app, you can tour the former camp grounds and the permanent exhibition in the museum building at your own speed and by the route of your choice. It provides basic information on 17 historically significant outdoor sites, supplemented with the recollections of concentration camp survivors. In the exhibition, the multimedia guide offers insights into the history of the camp as illustrated by a number of important objects.
The app can be used both as an interactive travel 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.dora.de and www.itour.de.
Route with altogether 32 stops (17 outdoor sites and 15 exhibition objects)
High-quality production with professional narrators
Convenient navigation map
Scrollable menu for direct selection of all stops and first-hand reports
Total duration approx. 80 minutes