Three photographic prints relating to the liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp, including dead prisoners and SS guards executed by the inmates. Ten prints taken at Berchtesgaten in May 1945, mostly showing damage to buildings caused by Allied air raids. There is also one photograph showing Hitler and senior Wehrmacht officers (including Keitel and Jodl) at a strategy planning meeting and a portrait photograph of a German Army officer. The latter photographs were picked up at Berchtesgaten and the barracks at Erlingen.
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.