Permanent Exhibition

This small place has written great history over a very short time. From 1940 on, it served as National-Socialistic settlement for German ARMAMENT WORKERS, from 1945 onward as rescue site for survivors of the KZ DEATH MARCHES and as refuge for Jewish DISPLACED PERSONS and from 1956 on as new homestead for Catholic EXPELLEES. In Waldram, formerly known under the name Föhrenwald, history can be experienced as in fast forward motion, with traces of this unique story of emigration evident to this day. Opened at the end of 2018 as a memorial site, the BADEHAUS tells this local story with international dimensions through its permanent multi-media exhibition on over 900 sqm floor space and covering three different floors.

 

Underneath the MEMORY TREES witnesses to the times from all the eras recount their …

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... stories before, during and after their time in Föhrenwald and Waldram.

 

A film on the ritual Jewish MIKWE bath localizes the religious life where it actually happened: in the "BADEHAUS" (Bathing house), in the synagogue or in daily life.

 

The award winning audio feature "FÖHRENWALD" from Michaela Melián tells the story of the place in form of a multi-media installation artefact that combines drawings made by pupils on the topic. Their sketches float freely through a dark space, while interlacing with music, texts and quotes to convey an imaginary walk through the village.

 

The photo documentation KINDERWELTEN (Children’s' worlds), installed in the outdoor area, recalls and juxtaposes the life of children from the Jewish Displaced Persons and from the Catholic expellees. This part of the exhibition is publicly accessible.

 

Concept: Dr. Sybille Krafft (supervision), Eva Greif, Maria Mannes, Emanuel Rüff, Annekatrin Schulz with the assistance of Jonathan Coenen, Sebastian d’Huc, Simone Steuer, Andreas Wagner

 

Design & Layout: Büro-Müller Rieger, Munich

SPECIAL EXHIBITION

Photo exhibiton LebensBilder

with pictures by Justine Bittner

October 18, 2020 until November 28, 2021

 

At the end of the war the “surviving remnants” gathered in Föhrenwald. The survivors of the Shoah were hoping to start a dignified new life, secure and free under the protection of the Americans – in this “last Yiddish shtetl” on European soil - up to the closure of the camp in 1957. The exhibition presents portraits of life in the Jewish DP camp Föhrenwald.


Past exhibitions

About Time and Hope

Documentary | 28min | 2020

 

In the film by student Sebastian d'Huc, contemporary witnesses who now live in Israel talk about Föhrenwald. Four young German BADEHAUS employees talk to contemporary witnesses and young Israelis. What was life like in the Föhrenwald camp? What was it like to live as a Jew on German soil so soon after the Holocaust? The documentary sheds light on the various religious, everyday and political aspects of life in the Föhrenwald camp, the relationship with the Germans and the decision-making complex of emigration after 1945. What is the fate of the family in the Holocaust? What is their view of the so-called "perpetrator people" today? What significance does the family history have for the children and grandchildren?

Every recollection counts

Shoshana Bellen was born in Waldram (then still called Föhrenwald) to parents who had survived the Shoa. Channa Braun came as a 13-year old to Föhrenwald and looks back at very enjoyable years of her youth there. Alois Brustmann recalls their expulsion from Bohemia and the Sudetenland and subsequent arrival in the Isar valley. Different experiences and memories widen the view on the past. Do you also have a connection to the former Föhrenwald or today's Waldram? Tell us your story and support us with objects from bygone times.

OPINIONS ON THE PROJECT

PLANNING YOUR VISIT

Visit only possible with prior ticket booking

Due to the current regulations, the visit is only possible with a ticket in connection with a fixed time slot for admission. The booking is made by telephone.

Address

Kolpingplatz 1
82515 Wolfratshausen
Germany

Opening hours

Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday, Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

Tickets

Adults: 5 €
Reduced: 3 €

Getting here:

By car
Motorway A95: Munich-Garmisch, exit: Sauerlach
Motorway A8: Munich-Salzburg, take exit: Sauerlach
Federal road B11: Munich-Wolfratshausen-Mittenwald-Innsbruck

By plane
Airport Munich, then with the commuter train or car in approx. 1 hour

By train
Munich Public Transport (MVV): S7 train to Wolfratshausen (every 20 minutes from Munich Central Station), then with bus 370 or 379 to Waldram, approx. 350 m on foot to the BADEHAUS.

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