Souls of the Past, Voices from the Beyond

This Photography Series is about an old hospital for German Air Force soldiers suffering from tuberculosis in 1943-1945 and a Sanatorium for the US Army to treat displaced persons and concentration camp inmates after the II. World War.

In 1938-1939, an anti-aircraft barracks was built on Unterbrunner Straße in Gauting near Munich (Starnberg District, Bavaria) according to a design by the German Air Force Construction Office together with the architect Würsbach, which was converted into a hospital for German Air Force soldiers suffering from tuberculosis in 1943-1945. After the end of the war, the lung clinic was used by the US Army to treat displaced persons and concentration camp inmates suffering from Tuberculosis. Today in the front part of the extensive grounds, Asklepios operates a hospital for pneumology, thoracic surgery, intensive care, sleep and respiratory medicine and is dedicated to the treatment of Covid-19 patients. The site also houses a Corona vaccination centre for the district. In the area is also based The Clinic Fünfseenland, a Specialist Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy.

The site and its buildings are and have been used for numerous national and international film productions, including: an episode for the German crime series "Soko 5113. The actress Emma Watson, known from the Harry Potter films, was here in front of the camera for a historical thriller directed by Oscar winner Florian Gallenberger about the notorious Colonia Dignidad in Chile.

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