image: a view into the concentration camp yard where a group of prisoners have been gathered near a barbed wire fence.
Guards stand in front and behind the group which is illuminated from above by a lamp. Behind the group there are other prisoners standing around the yard. In the background the huts stretch into the darkness and the silhouette of industrial chimneys can be seen smoking against the dark sky.
One of the most memorable elements of the Holocaust Exhibition is the video testimony by survivors which accompanies visitors along the route. But what happened to the survivors after the Second World War? How did they rebuild their lives in the years that followed their release from Nazi persecution?
As the Allies advanced across Europe at the end of the Second World War, they came across concentration camps filled with sick and starving prisoners. The first major camp to be liberated was Majdanek near Lublin, Poland in July 1944.