Tunnel of Memory

Housed in a former air-raid shelter, the Tunnel of Memory recounts the history of Steyr during the Nazi rule. The exhibition is set in the Lambergstollen tunnel near the junction of the rivers Enns and Steyr, which was built by concentration camp prisoners from 1943 on.

The path through the exhibition starts with the crises of the 1930s, the “Anschluss” in 1938 and the expansion of the Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG to one of the largest arms manufacturers of the Third Reich. The focus is on the history of the Steyr-Münichholz concentration camp and the fate of thousands of forced labourers. They were put to work not only in the arms factory, but also on construction sites, farms, in workshops and private households. Reports by contemporary witnesses show their everyday life, which was defined by the racially charged relationship with the local population. The exhibition also sheds light on the Resistance in Steyr and on how the city dealt with its National Socialist past after 1945. Since its opening in 2013, the Tunnel of Memory has become an important place of learning and commemoration beyond the borders of the region.

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BEFORE YOUR VISIT

 

  • Visits are possible during opening hours, with public guided tours or with groups (on request only): Opening hours and entrance fees

  • As the Tunnel has a year-round temperature of around 10 degrees Celsius, we recommend visitors to dress accordingly.

OWNER & TEAM

Project owner
Mauthausen Komitee Steyr

Scientific curator
Regina Wonisch

Exhibition design and planning
Bernhard Denkinger

 

Exhibition brochure
Mauthausen Komitee Steyr (eds.) (Vienna 2016): Tunnel of Memory. Forced Labour and Concentration Camp in Steyr.
Available in: German, English, Czech, Italian and French.
Price: EUR 7
The brochure is available for purchase at the Museum Arbeitswelt.

IMPRESSIONS

Eingangssituation im Stollen der Erinnerung Foto: Tobias ZachlStollen-Guide bespricht mit den Schülerinnen einen Bereich im Stollen der Erinnerung, der den Urnenfund am Tabor-Friedhhof thematisiert. Foto. Tobias ZachlStollen-Guide bespricht mit den Schülerinnen einen Bereich im Stollen der Erinnerung, der den Urnenfund am Tabor-Friedhhof thematisiert. Foto. Tobias ZachlSchülerin im Stollen der Erinnerung. Vor ihr ist ein großes Bild mit einem Bombenabwurf auf Steyr. Foto: Tobias ZachlStollen-Guide und Schülerin im Gespräch im Stollen der Erinnerung Foto: Tobias ZachlSchülerinnen begutachtet ein Objekt, dass dem MKÖ Steyr von einem Überlebenden überreicht wurde und nun im Stollen der Erinnerung zu sehen ist. Foto: Tobias ZachlZwei Schülerinnen stehen vor Text- und Bildtafeln im Stollen der Erinnerung Foto: Tobias ZachlSchülerinnen im Stollen der Erinnerung Foto: Tobias Zach