Polish Jewish school child in Lodz area during German invasion of Poland, 1939; inmate of Otoojno, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Gotha, Stutthof and Theresienstadt camps, 1940-1945; emigrated to GB with 'The Boys' and resident in Calgarth, Cumbria, Aug-Oct/1945
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.