Mauthausen Memorial

Consortium Member

The Mauthausen Memorial (MM) today is an international site of remembrance and political-historical education. Here, the memory of the victims is being preserved, the history of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, its twin camp Gusen and its sub-camps is being researched and documented, and through exhibitions and educational programs its visitors are empowered to deal with and discuss the history of concentration camps.
From 1938 to 1945, the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, together with its twin camp Gusen, was pivot to a system of more than 40 sub-camps, and the central site of political, social and racial persecution by the NS regime on the Austrian territory. Of a total of 190,000 persons held prisoners here, at least 90,000 were eventually killed.
The Mauthausen Memorial aims at raising awareness for any resurgence of National Socialist activities, anti-Semitism, racism, discrimination of minorities and anti-democratic tendencies. Furthermore, it is supposed to contribute to preserving public knowledge and memory of National Socialist mass crimes committed at the former Mauthausen and Gusen concentration camps, and at all its sub-camps. The Mauthausen Memorial regards itself as a place of remembrance and education, with human rights education through live teaching of history being among its central tasks. It promotes the teaching of history, communicates its significance for present and future times and aims at pointing out comparable present-day developments, tendencies and processes.

Role in the Project

With its expertise in curating offline as well as online exhibitions (e.g. “Virtual Room of Names”), the Mauthausen Memorial contributes to the conception, testing and evaluation of the location-based engagement level of the VHH-MMSI. On-site trials with different visitor groups and especially their feedback in regard to the enhancement of the spatial experience are used to improve the usability and the overall user experience of the system. Based on its own collections and the expert knowledge of its staff, the Memorial also supports the research, collection, cataloguing and annotation of film, photo, and text documents in the project.

Team Members

Christian Dürr

Curatorial expert, main contact and representative of the Mauthausen Memorial

Mauthausen Memorial

Ralf Lechner

Head of Collections at the Mauthausen Memorial

Mauthausen Memorial

Bernhard Mühleder

Educator, member of the pedagogic department at the Mauthausen Memorial

Mauthausen Memorial

Participation in Public Deliverables

D3.1 Definition of Engagement Levels, Usage Modes, and User Types


D4.1 Controlled Vocabularies Specification


Participation in Events

Pre-Kick-off Meeting


Friday, 19.10.2018, 09:15 to Saturday, 20.10.2018, 18:00

Kick-off Meeting


Wednesday, 27.02.2019, 09:15 to Friday, 01.03.2019, 20:00



Thursday, 21.11.2019, 13:45 to Friday, 22.11.2019, 17:00

Allied Attempts to Cover Nazi Crimes on Film. What Questions can the Footage Answer?


Friday, 13.12.2019, 10:30 to Sunday, 15.12.2019, 13:00

Consortium Meeting


Tuesday, 23.02.2021, 15:00 to Wednesday, 24.02.2021, 19:00

Documenting Nazi Crimes through Film: Soviet Union, 1942–1945


Thursday, 24.11.2022, 09:30 to Sunday, 27.11.2022, 16:30