“What Remains” – Aftermath of the Flossenbürg Concentration Camp

Concentration Camp Memorial Flossenbürg

The new part of the exhibition gives the postwar history of the camp a broader context. The installation seeks new ways of teaching history while leaving the existing visual canon of German memorial landscape intact. The spatial matrix follows the four major themes: the site, the memories, the survivors and the perpetrators. The exhibition experience is focused on a few strong impressions, which is why the exhibition architecture structures the content into 3 modules, each producing lasting images.

The permanent exhibition “what remains – Aftermath of the Flossenbürg Concentration Camp” together with the “Kazerne Dossin Memorial” in Mechelen, Belgium received the jury’s honorary prize at the “European Museum of the Year Award 2014”. Following the Bavarian Museum Award, the memorial was the only German museum to receive the honor again in Tallinn.
The Jury praised: »… the outstanding way in which it presents the values that underpin the civilization of the “West” and challenges us to rethink our collective future, and our concepts of democracy, solidarity, justice, peace and freedom.«


Photos: Ulrich Schwarz, Baldauf&Baldauf