The Dachau concentration camp memorial is the most visited memorial in Germany, with over 800,000 visitors every year. It is both a place of remembrance and a place of learning. Augmented reality helps to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive and also gives young target groups direct access to the past.

The AR application "The Liberation" was developed in collaboration with Bayerischer Rundfunk and supports Holocaust research, particularly in the area of ​​communication for school classes. Visitors experience the day of the liberation of the concentration camp, in which contemporary historical photos were embedded in the real environment. Personal stories of those liberated and those liberated complement the historical content. The memory is kept alive - the day of liberation can be experienced directly and on site. Many buildings have been destroyed or demolished. Augmented reality offers the opportunity to make the former concentration camp and its historical architecture comprehensible even today. By using augmented reality, it is possible to convey Holocaust research in a new, captivating way and to raise awareness of the historical significance of the events among young target groups.

"The Liberation" was experienced by hundreds of thousands of visitors and received numerous awards and nominations, such as the Grimme Online Award.