Buchenwald Memorial Mittelbau-Dora Memorial Museum Zwangsarbeit im NS

Rikola-Gunnar Lüttgenau

Head of Strategic Communication and Public Relations

Portrait of Rikola-Gunnar Lüttgenau
Rikola-Gunnar Lüttgenau, 2021. Photo: Peter Hansen

Born in 1966 in Hagen i. W., 1985–1992 studied historical and media science in Bochum, Hamburg, and Düsseldorf, from 1993 research associate at the Buchenwald Memorial.

Curated exhibitions (selection):
Buchenwald Concentration Camp 1937–1945 (permanent exhibition of the Buchenwald Memorial, 1995–2015)

Soviet Special Camp No. 2 (permanent exhibition, since 1997)

History of the Buchenwald Memorial (permanent exhibition, since 1999)

Topf & Sons: Builders of the Auschwitz Ovens (travelling exhibition, 2005–2010)

Forced Labour: The Germans, Forced Labourers and the War (travelling exhibition, 2010–2019)

GULag: Traces and Testimonies 1929–1956 (travelling exhibition, 2012–2016)

TOUCHDOWN: Die Geschichte des Down-Syndroms (travelling exhibition, 2014–2017)

Ostracism and Violence: Buchenwald Concentration Camp (permanent exhibition, since 2016)

Consultancies for other projects (selection):
Conception and organization of the “Topf & Sons Place of Remembrance”, Erfurt (expert consulting since 2008)

Conception of the exhibition "Graben für Germanien: Archäologie unter dem Hakenkreuz", Bremen (member of the scientific advisory board, 2011–2013)

New conception of the "Alte Steinwache" and its permanent exhibition, Dortmund (member of the scientific advisory board since 2015)

Permanent exhibition "A Paper Monument: The History of the Arolsen Archives", Bad Arolsen (curatorial consulting, 2016–2018)

Permanent exhibition of the FC St. Pauli Museum, Hamburg (curatorial consulting 2018)

Exhibition hall "Welt der Versuchungen", Erfurt (masterplan, 2019–2021)

Travelling exhibition "Suchtprävention – gestern, heute, morgen" (curatorial consulting 2021–2022)

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