1. Wehrmacht soldiers and Lithuanian auxiliaries guard a large group of men, gathered around a tractor. Some children watching the scene can be seen in the left background (HU 130997).
2. A huge line up of men being guarded by Lithuanian collaborators. They probably just arrived in the Fort as the annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Fertig marchen - Finished marching". In the right background a huge pile of personal belongings mixed with dead human bodies can be seen (HU 130998).
3. A selected large group of men, separated from the main crowd of other Jews, being guarded by auxiliaries. The pile of personal belongings and human bodies is even more prominent on this image. In the background there are tractors/bulldozers visible (HU 130999).
4. Another huge pile of personal belongings and human bodies in the compound of the Fort (HU 131000).
All images are individually catalogued.
A set of four black and white prints showing masses of Jews (exclusively men only) rounded up in the Fort VII in Kovno before their execution by members of the Einsatzgruppe A and Lithuanian auxiliaries, July 1941.
A set of small size (10x7cm), original, black and white prints.
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.