Munich 08

Munich Episode 08 Munich and World War 2

Where in today’s Munich you can learn about the city during the war?

Episode 8 focuses first on places in Munich with connections to World War 2, such as the Stadtmuseum, the Dokumentationszentrum on Königsplatz, the Jewish Museum and the Dachau memorial site. Mention is made of two fictional works of great relevance; Robert Harris’s Munich, an account of the Munich agreement in 1938 and Markus Zusak’s novel The Book Thief, set in a Munich suburb in 1939. Finally, hear about the devastation left at the end of the war, the painstaking efforts of the ‘Trümmerfrauen’ who cleared away an estimated 5 million tons of rubble, and the memorial plaque requesting that you ‘Pray and remember those who died under the mountains of rubble.’