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
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.
01 Dez, 19Past
The 4th special exhibition staged by the memorial site BADEHAUS showcases pictures by the Italian photographer Mattia Balsamini. It documents objects from refugees, who drowned…21 Jul, 19Past
The BADEHAUS staged this exhibition in cooperation with the "Haus des Deutschen Ostens" (House of the German East) to address the flight, expulsion and deportation…07 Apr, 19Past
Waterways are nature's lifeblood. Rivers and floodplains are among Europe's most biodiverse natural environments. However, just eight percent of all the rivers and lakes in…12 Nov, 18Past
In 2019 the Bauhaus marked its 100. anniversary. Ahead of this jubilee and as part of the nation-wide festivities, the BADEHAUS exhibited pictures of Jewish…
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
Thank you for everything that you all are doing. “NEVER AGAIN”Jack A.
I wish you all the very best, from a former Fohrenwald resident.
Ich bin tief beeindruckt – von der Vielfalt der (schmerzlichen und schönen) Erfahrungen, die an diesem Ort versammelt sind – von der Vielfalt der gewählten Vergegenwärtigungen dieser Erfahrung – und von der Großzügigkeit bürgerschaftlichen Engagements, das es uns möglich macht, die Erfahrungen nachzuvollziehen!Ute F.
In diesem Ort zeigt sich die Kraft des Lebens, wie ich es noch nie erlebt habe.Gert S.
Ein würdiger Ort der Erinnerung, des Gedenkens und ein Aufruf, aus der Geschichte zu lernen und daraus das Verhalten für die Zukunft abzuleiten. Eine großartige Ausstellung, der man ansieht, wie viel Arbeit, Mühe und Engagement dahintersteckt. Ich wünsche dem Badehaus viele Besucher und deinen Bekanntheitsgrad weit über unser Land hinaus.Wolfgang J.
To the Badehaus – Your work, your creatin a living history/museum is truly a wonder. Thank you all for what you have done – and for the unterstandings you have mastered. I feel so fortunate to be a witness to it.Anna W.
Ein Ort des Gedenkens und Erinnerns an einen wichtigen Teil unserer Geschichte, an den zu erinnern auch für uns Jugendliche enorm wichtig ist. Die Arbeit, die in diesem Projekt steckt, ist sehr zu schätzen und wichtig für unsere Lokalhistorie und Gemeinschaft und trägt einen großen Teil dazu bei, ein Bewusstsein zu schaffen, für das, was Flucht und Vertreibung bedeuteten und heute heißen.Unbekannt
PLANNING YOUR VISIT
Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday, Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Adults: 5 €
Reduced: 3 €
Motorway A95: Munich-Garmisch, exit: Sauerlach
Motorway A8: Munich-Salzburg, take exit: Sauerlach
Federal road B11: Munich-Wolfratshausen-Mittenwald-Innsbruck
Airport Munich, then with the commuter train or car in approx. 1 hour
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.