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Georg Scheel Wetzel Architekten BERLIN

Photo: Jens Weber

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Feldherrenhalle in 2015







Opened in May 2015, the purpose of the centre is stated as being:


The City of Munich is aware of its special obligation to keep alive the memory of the Nazi era and its crimes and to inform citizens and visitors about it. After all, it was here in Munich that the rise of the National Socialist movement began after the First World War. Munich was also the scene of the attempted putsch of 1923 and of Hitler's subsequent trial. Here Hitler found influential patrons who gave him entry to bourgeois circles. And it was here in 1938 that Goebbels called for the nation-wide pogrom against the Jewish population. After the Nazis seized power in 1933, Munich was chosen by Hitler as the place to celebrate the cult of Nazism and given the titles 'Capital of German Art’ and 'Capital of the Movement’. 

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Two exhibits. . .

Remembering the horror of the Western Front in WW1 - an Australian casualty station

Middle class audience at the Burgerbraukeller for Hitler's 'comeback' rally in Feb 1925.   Photo: Henrich Hoffmann

Nazi march passing through Königsplatz with the two 'honour temples' for the sixteen 'blood martyrs' of the failed 1923 Beer Hall Putsch in the background

annual midnight swearing in of SS at Feherrnhalle

Annual midnight swearing in of SS officers at the Feldherrnhalle in 1938

Wittelsbacher Palais at the corner of Briennerstrasse and Turkenstrasse became the Munich Gestapo headquarters in 1934.


Elser was interrogated here prior to his interrogation in Berlin.

The House of German Art opened in 1938 [click image for more]

The Unlfelder department store following Kristallnacht on November 10 1938. Elser left Munich on the November 9, but he may have seen the damage to the Jewish owned store on a later visit to Munich.

2015 ...The Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism

Munich was awarded a special role in Nazi Germany as the "Capital of the Movement" by Hitler



Prior to his assassination attempt, Georg Elser visited Munich at least three times: on 8-9 November 1938, at Easter in 1939 and from August 5 to November 7, 1939. The principal Nazi sites existing in Munich at this time are shown on this page.

Herzog Rudolfstrasse synagogue after it was destroyed during Kristallnacht (the "Night of Broken Glass"). in November 1938

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