Exhibition: Death Marches: Evidence and Memory

This exhibition runs from Mon, 17th May 2021 to Fri, 27th Aug 2021. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Mon,
17th May 2021  
(11am - 4pm)
Tue,
18th May 2021  
(11am - 4pm)
Wed,
19th May 2021  
(11am - 4pm)
Thu,
20th May 2021  
(11am - 4pm)
Fri,
21st May 2021  
(11am - 4pm)
Tue,
25th May 2021  
(11am - 4pm)
Wed,
26th May 2021  
(11am - 4pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Mon, 17th May 2021

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge


The Library’s new exhibition will uncover how forensic and other evidence about the death marches has been gathered since the end of the Holocaust. It chronicles how researchers and others attempted to recover the death march routes – and those who did not survive them. Efforts to analyse and commemorate the death marches continue to this day.

Towards the end of the Second World War, hundreds of thousands of prisoners still held within the Nazi camp system were forcibly evacuated in terrible conditions under heavy guard. Prisoners were sent out on foot, by rail, in horse-drawn wagons, in lorries and by ship. Conveys split, dispersed and rejoined others, with routes stretching from several dozen to hundreds of miles long. Thousands of people were murdered en route in the last days before the war’s end, although it is impossible to know the exact numbers.

Many of these chaotic and brutal evacuations became known as ‘death marches’ by those who endured them. They form the last chapter of Nazi genocide.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

Wiener Library,

29 Russell Square, London,
WC1B 5DP

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