Set of original postcard prints depicting atrocities in Dachau after its liberation, late April-early May 1945.
Collection consists of:
1. Four images of members of a Sonderkommando placing a dead body of an inmate in a crematorium, probably staged after the camp liberation.
2. Four image of a pile of dead inmates.
3. American soldiers by a row of dead inmates outdoors.
4. The main entrance to the Dachau concentration camp with an American soldier talking to civilians in front of it. On the back there is a note written in Polish by a Polish female inmate, Stanisława Gadula (?) - "On 25th day, 1945 I am offering this photograph to an American soldier as an eternal souvenir, Stanisława Gadula".
Set of original, black and white, loose postcards.
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.