Permanent

Last admission 5:30pm

IWM London

Free exhibition

We recommend that you allow at least an hour and a half for this exhibiton
Shoes on display in the Holocaust Exhibition
Shoes taken from concentration camp prisoners © IWM

The Holocaust Exhibition tells the story of the Nazi persecution of the Jews and other groups before and during the Second World War. The origins and implementation of the ‘Final Solution’ are laid bare, with photographs, documents, artefacts, posters and film offering stark evidence of how persecution turned to mass extermination.

Not recommended for children under the age of 14.

Personal stories

Roma and Sinti held at the camp at an unspecified location around the city of Radom in central Poland
Roma and Sinti gypsies in Radom, central Poland © IWM (HU 105680)

Personal stories

Photographs like this one of Roma and Sinti gypsies held in a camp in central Poland tell the stories of the many different people who lived through the Holocaust. Testimonies from survivors bring a moving perspective to the many objects on display while a model of Auschwitz-Birkenau by artist Gerry Judah demonstrates the extent of events that occurred.

A token of gratitude

Rag doll of a female concentration camp prisoner, made from real prisoner's clothing
Rag doll of a female concentration camp prisoner © IWM (EPH 10142)

A token of gratitude

This rag doll was given to British soldier Gwyn Jones by former prisoners after the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The doll's clothes were made out of real prisoner's clothing. This is one of many personal stories and objects on display in the Holocaust Exhibition.

 

Location

IWM London building
IWM
Address

IWM London
Lambeth Road
London
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