Find locations of memorials in Munich online
(January 27, 2022) In Munich there are now more than 110 memorials for the victims of National Socialism. From now on, interested parties can find their locations in the new web app memorial and find out about the life stories of the people on site.
Mayor habenschaden and cultural advisor Biebl via the web app
The web of remembrance of the victims of Nazi persecution grows denser with each new memorial. Mayor Katrin habenschaden points out the importance of the commemorative signs not only for dealing with our history but also for our present: “The new web app commemorative signs is an important component of individual commemoration. Based on the many individual fates, it becomes clear how suddenly fellow citizens became persecuted. It all started with the stigmatization and marginalization of groups. So let’s defend ourselves when such misanthropic approaches are trying to find their way into mainstream society again today!”
Cultural Advisor Anton Biebl emphasizes the importance of the new online service in terms of culture of remembrance: “We would like to give those who were driven to their deaths a place in our midst again. Because they were neighbors, colleagues, friends, family, children – and rooted in the middle of urban society until they were abducted and murdered. With the commemorative signs and the web app, we remember them and that human dignity is inviolable.”
This is how the new web app works
The webapp is equipped with a route function that guides the user to the locations of the memorials throughout the city. Users can also search specifically for people and places and use special filter functions to display memorials from people from individual victim groups or in certain parts of the city. The web app can be accessed via any internet browser on a PC, tablet or mobile phone.
New memorial in Schwabing
The latest memorials for Flora and Siegfried Wilmersdörfer are also included in the web app. They were presented to the public on January 27, 2022, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, at Haimhauserstraße 1 in Schwabing by Mayor Katrin Habenschaden and Ellen Presser from the Jewish community in Munich and Upper Bavaria. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event took place in silence.
To the memorials
Since 2018, commemorative signs have been placed at places where people who were persecuted and murdered by the National Socialists lived. The commemorative signs are made of brushed stainless steel and are gold-plated. They are available in two versions – as wall panels on the facade and as steles on public land. They contain the most important biographical data, information on fate and – if available – a picture. The information can also be created through the perforated surface.