Giants of Literature and a Nazi Concentration Camp: In Weimar, Good and Evil Sit Side by Side

Weimar is world-famous. A number of important philosophers, musicians, and literary figures used to live here – including renowned poets Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller. Weimar Classicism attracts tourists even today.
But the city of Thuringia is also home to a dark chapter of German history. There, the Nazis built one of their largest concentration camps, Buchenwald, where a total of around 266,000 people were imprisoned.
How does Weimar cope with this paradox today? DW reporter Hannah Hummel searches for answers.

Report: Hannah Hummel, Andreas Kirchhoff
Camera: Holm Weber
Editing: Klaus Hellmich
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