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Forschung Kreismuseum Wewelsburg

Scientific research in the thematic areas of the permanent exhibitions and the main focus points of the collection are among the fundamental tasks of the Wewelsburg District Museum.

Current research projects include

  • Ideology and world-view of the SS
  • Biographies of the castle garrison 
  • Prisoner groups of Niederhagen Concentration Camp
  • Prisoner database of the 3,900 Niederhagen Concentration Camp inmates
  • 14f13
  • The Wewelsburg myth
  • Football under National Socialism
  • Culture of remembrance
  • Provenance research
  • Cultural and social aspects of the Paderborn region (e.g. spas, brewing of beer)
  • 19th century Jewish history in the Paderborn region
  • Prussia and the Paderborn region
  • Courts in the Prince-Bishopric of Paderborn

As well as the research projects, scientific assistants research individual collections and special exhibition topics. The research results are presented as part of lectures, exhibitions and publications. The district museum publishes two series of publications for the studies.

Lectures, regional and international conferences and symposia are regularly held in the district museum relating to themes of contemporary history/NS history or regional history at which current research is presented and discussed.

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