Franz Ehrlich in Buchenwald

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The Bauhausler Franz Ehrlich in Buchenwald. An Audio Walk

In 1937, Franz Ehrlich, a former student at the Bauhaus Dessau, was sent to Buchenwald concentration camp as a political prisoner. During his imprisonment, he designed the famous inscription “Jedem das Seine” (“To Each His Own”) at the camp gate. After his release in 1939, he worked as an architect for the SS.

Learn more about his story in the audio walk “The Bauhausler Franz Ehrlich in Buchenwald”. Download the app and take a tour through the Buchenwald Memorial in Weimar.

Creative Direction and Concept: Jens-Uwe Fischer
Art Direction and Development: Refrakt (Alexander Govoni, Carla Streckwall)
Speakers: Kimberly Bradley (EN), Ralf Schlüter (DE)
Translation: Sylee Gore
Sound: Steven Hofmann

A production of the HFBK Hamburg, Design Theory, Prof. Dr. Friedrich von Borries
In cooperation with Klassik Stiftung Weimar and Stiftung Gedenkstätten Buchenwald und Mittelbau-Dora
Supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG), 281316174, and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Thuringia

© HFBK Hamburg, 2022

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Nov 16, 2022

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