The Holocaust Exhibition
The Holocaust Exhibition tells the story of the Nazis' persecution of Europe's Jews and other minority groups
Under the cover of the Second World War, for the first time in history, industrial methods were used for the mass extermination of a whole people. Men, women and children endured Nazi persecution and, in most cases, were killed as a result.
The Holocaust Exhibition traces the Nazi persecution and murder of Europe’s Jews from 1933 to 1945. Starting with the turbulent political scene in Europe immediately after the First World War, the exhibition looks at the rise of the Nazi party and how Europe-wide antisemitism made a fertile seedbed for Hitler's anti-Jewish beliefs.
It also covers the perversion of science to support Nazi race theory, the isolation of German Jews, the refugee crisis and the advent of so-called 'Euthanasia' policies in 1939.
Photographs, documents, newspapers, artefacts, posters and film track the history of this persecution and genocide with toys, diaries, photograph albums, storybooks and hand-made mementos revealing people’s efforts to survive. Testimonies from 18 survivors bring a moving and haunting perspective.
The Holocaust Exhibition is not recommended for children under the age of 14.
Collections in Context
War Crimes Trials
The International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg was in session from November 1945 to October 1946...
On coming to power in 1933, the Nazis began to actively persecute the Jews of Germany...
The first Nazi concentration camps were established to incarcerate political opponents...
British Resposes to Bergen-Belsen
Source pack exploring the responses of British troops to what they found in the camp...
Hella Pick's personal story
Hella Pick was living in Vienna, Austria, when it was annexed by Germany in 1938...
Under the cover of the Second World War, the Nazis sought to destroy all the Jews of Europe...