French civilian dancer and mime artiste living in Paris and Vichy France 1930s-1940s including German capture of Paris 1940; recollections of artistic world including father Mexican artist Diego Rivera and husband artist Paul Brusset; performed for Allied troops in Algiers, Tunis and Casablanca 1942-1943, anti-Semitism in North Africa; resistance and collaborators; Operation Torch
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.