Tun­nel of Memory

For­ced Labour & Con­cen­tra­tion Camp in Steyr

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.

Ope­ning Hours

Due to the legal frame­work, the tunne of memory is cur­r­ently only open to indi­vi­dual visi­tors on spe­cial days:

  • FR 12.02, 2 pm to 5 pm
  • MO 08.03, 2 pm to 5 pm
  • FR 12.03, 2 pm to 5 pm
  • FR 09.04, 2 pm to 5 pm
  • SA 01.05, 10 am to 2pm
  • FR 14.05, 2 pm to 5 pm
  • FR 11.06, 2 pm to 5 pm
  • FR 09.07, 2 pm to 5 pm

Con­tact
Tel.: +43 7252 77351–23
E‑Mail: paed@nullmuseum-steyr.at
Wehr­gra­ben­gasse 7
4400 Steyr

 

  • 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.

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.

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
Jugendliche Mädchen bei einem Workshop im Stollen der Erinnerung