The camp history – upper floor

The upper floor of the exhibition, located in the old laundry building, is dedicated to the presentation of the historical background of the concentration camp. Twelve subthemes deal with the history of the place before the erection of the camp, during its erection and period of existence.

The entrance to the exhibition serves as a prolog and deals with the village and its environment. In addition, the first section of the exhibition explains about the Weimar Republic, its failure, the seizure of power by the National-Socialist party and the erection of the concentration camp.

The center of the exhibition is located in a sort of cabinet. Personal testimonies, quotes, artworks made by former prisoners and other various objects present the different struggles, which stood in the way of the prisoners of survival. One of the most important tasks of the exhibition creatures was the presentation of the prisoners’ perspectives in the core of the exhibition’s narrative, although those might be lacking or partial. Therefore, a central part of the exhibition is dedicated to those, whether architecturally or in the content itself.

In the end of the exhibition in the upper floor is a small space, symbolizing the end of the concentration camp’s period and the transition to the period after the war. A map portrays all of the concentration camps demonstrates that Flossenbürg was just one camp of many.

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