The Museum at the Dachau Memorial Site

Museum Display about Georg Elser

One of the interesting displays in the Dachau museum is about Georg Elser who attempted to assasinate Adolf Hitler. Elser was a prisoner at Dachau who was released and afterwards planted a time bomb in a beer hall where Hitler was giving a speech. The assasination attempt failed because Hitler left the buildig before the bomb went off. Elser was a prisoner in the bunker at Dachau where he was treated very well, but kept in isolation. He was killed on April 9, 1945, according to the museum display.

End of the displays at the Dachau museum

The photograph above was taken at the former entrance to the museum which is now the exit; it shows the end of the displays. The east wing of the service building is now open and there are memorials to the prisoners displayed in a room there. The photograph below shows these memorials; the second photograph below shows a close-up of the pink triangle in honor of the homosexuals who were persecuted by the Nazis. A total of around 10,000 homosexuals were sent to the Nazi concentration camps, including some who were imprisoned at Dachau.

Display in the east wing of the Dachau museum

Pink triangle on display at Dachau Museum

A movie about Dachau is shown daily in the museum. There is an English version which is shown at 11:30 a.m. and again at 3:30 p.m.

Exhibits in the Bunker at Dachau

The Museum at Dachau in 1965