Who we are
The Max Mannheimer Study Center is a non-formal educational institution that enables an intensive examination of contemporary history particularly to young people from all over the world. Our educational opportunities include study days of one or several days for school classes, youth associations, students, and other interested groups.
Our work focuses on the National Socialist era and particularly on the history of Dachau Concentration Camp. Our programs also include relevant current discussions as well as aspects of citizenship education and human rights education. Our programs will be adjusted to individual requests and requirements of each group. Special consideration is given to the groups’ social contexts and prior knowledge.
As a non-formal educational institution we are able to provide learning in a stress-free environment and without the pressure to perform. Both the participants’ interests and utmost voluntariness build the center of our educational concept. Thus, the program will be devised concerning its content in close consultation with the person in charge of the group and implemented by qualified pedagogues.
The Study Center is named after Max Mannheimer, a survivor of both Auschwitz and Dachau Concentration Camps. The responsible body of the institution is the Foundation Youth Guest House Dachau, which is financed by the Free State of Bavaria, the city of Dachau, and the district Dachau.