Posted On 2022-03-20 In Church - Francis - Movements

When it is not possible to make a personal visit – The Dachau App.

GERMANY, Dachau Memorial Pastoral Care / Sr. M. Elinor Grimm • 

Due to coronavirus measures, it is only possible to visit the Dachau concentration camp memorial on a limited basis. But there are some good apps that allow virtual tours. I would like to refer to the memorial app about the clergy and the ARt app. —

A memorial app is now available for the almost 2,800 clergy of various denominations (Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Jewish and Muslim), most of whom were in the Dachau concentration camp from 1940 onwards.

In addition to their names, it is also possible to search for their biographical data. It is also possible to search for confession, diocesan or religious affiliation and nationality. It also makes it possible to obtain data on the persecution of clergymen.

All of this is linked to a map or navigation function that allows a tour through selected biographies with spiritual contemplation on the spot. The app is available in German, English and Polish and has been funded by the Diocese of Munich and Freising. The basic data for the app was provided by the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial through a cooperation agreement and supplemented by other sources.

In German:


ARt. Dachau Concentration Camp in pictures – “The Liberation AR” augmented reality app

Hundreds of drawings have been created about the prisoners of the Dachau concentration camp. ARt shows a selection of them in Augmented Reality (AR). Our current perspective is thus expanded to include excerpts from the historical drawings. In addition, memories of the prisoners and information about the works of art can be heard. ARt can be viewed as an augmented reality app in German or English on the grounds of the Dachau concentration camp memorial or as an ARt tour on the website. There, ARt is also available in plain language.

You can find more information about the project here.

Father Richard Henkes appears several times in the application notes. I’m glad about that: a clergyman on several memorial posters!


Original: German 2022-03-18. Translated by: María Aragón, Monterrey, México

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