The day of the liberation of the concentration camp Dachau. Through Augmented Reality people who have been witnessing the day of April 29, 1945, will appear right in front of you, in the area of today`s Memorial Site. In this very spot where it all happened.
There are numerous photos of the liberation. We still do know where some of them have been taken and who the people are that have been photographed. While those witnesses tell you their stories you can be looking right in their faces. Through historical photo overlays you can experience the moment on this very day, right in this spot.
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HOW DOES THE APP WORK?
Since it is an audio-visual App we recommend to use it with headphones. The Memorial Site provides several information boards with QR codes which you can scan with your smartphone or tablet. You will then get the directions to the spots for possible historical photo overlays. The audio track will guide you across the site while listening to the voices of the witnesses of the Dachau concentration camp liberation , on April 29, 1945.
You can also use the App at home on www.br.de/theliberation
WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?
On April 29, 1945, US troops arrive at Dachau. At that time 32.000 prisoners are there, starving, emaciated, sick. Each day hundreds of people are dying. Dead bodies are piling up next to the overcrowded barracks.
But when the US soldiers enter the camp for the first time in the afternoon of the 29th of April 1945 they do not have any idea of the situation. They are accompanied by war correspondents who describe their impressions in their reports later on. A representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross is among them. He, too, will never forget the day of the liberation. Like the many prisoners, some of which become fully aware of the moment while others are far too weakened to realize that they were finally liberated.
All these people talk about this special day on “The Liberation” and some of them can even be seen on the historical photos, which you can position through the Augmented Reality App on today´s Memorial Site.
The App was developed by Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting Company) in cooperation with Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site has been able to work on the project thanks to financial support from the Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft (Foundation for Remembrance, Responsibility and Future).
WHAT EXACTLY IS AUGMENTED REALITY, AR?
Augmented reality means extended reality. With AR it is possible to position historical pictures together with an audio track in real space and real time in order to combine the present with the past.
You can see the General in full size right in front of you negotiating with SS members and the Red Cross representative. You can see former prisoners appearing on the muster ground supporting each other or teenagers cheering behind a barbed wire fence. All you need is a smartphone or tablet and headphones.
Download the App preferably before you visit the Memorial Site. On site more pictures and the audio track will be downloaded. Please mind your sufficient mobile data volume.
We recommend the latest iOS version.
LEGAL BASIS DATA PROCESSING
The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. e) DS-GVO. In accordance to this directive data processing is permitted without formal consent of data subject (see Art. 7 du 8 DS-GVO),
[...] for the performance of the tasks carried out in the [...] public interest. This task represents constitutional demands on the drafting of the functional requirement of BR. The relating educational mandate includes in accordance to § 11 i. V. m. 2 Abs. 2 Ziff. 15. und 16. RStV information about history.
Thank you very much for the numerous feedback! We have evaluated it and improved the app:
● Accessibility mode in order to be able to use the app when visually impaired
● Fixes in the map view and the direction hints
● Improved stele marker recognition
● Improved help texts
● Fixed a bug that caused crashes
● More small improvements
- Zaubar UG haftungsbeschrankt
- 372.4 MB
Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad (6th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Air (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (8th generation), iPad (8th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch (7th generation).
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.