Stadtmuseum Typographie des Terrors

Typographie des Terrors

I finally got round to checking out the Typographie des Terrors exhibition at Munich’s Stadtmuseum on Saturday, five months after it opened. Several friends had told me they found it fascinating, so I decided to pay the exhibition a visit.

Typographie des TerrorsI studied German at university, so I’ve had to study Nazi history extensively, but the exhibition still taught me a great deal.

Did you know, for example, that Hugo Boss designed the Stormtroopers (SA) uniform? Or that the Fraktur font was the chosen font of the Nazis until the Nazis decided the typeface had rather Jewish connections, and Antiqua became the font of choice?

The exhibition runs until November 11, 2012, and costs 6 € entry. This also allows you to visit all of the other exhibitions in the Stadtmuseum. Poster notes are all in German and English.

Open 10am-6pm Tuesday to Sunday.

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  1. Wow sounds fascinating however very painful my grandfather served 1942 to 1946 he guarded future cardinals and priests st john Paul 11 as well thee extreme nature growing up nazi i suppose after the war ended he began reconstruction of MC graw kaserne housing quarters it was restored for maid’s years later 1982 I was stationed in Munich arch Bishop ratzinger who is now Pope odd how history is viewed differently what’s painful to many could be seen as art to others at anyrate fascinatingly painful

    • How painful the past can be, I think the best way is to create consciousness about the terror of that era, are these kind of exhibitions.I went there by myself and was really impressed by them, and also the bold statements and hatred that was so widely exposed at that time. For younger generations it is a fascinating way to learn about things in the past that should never been forgotten and never been repeated.
      Next to the uniforms by Boss, did you know that IBM was responsible for the electronic systems/databases where all the Jews were registered?

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