The exhibition "Survived! Now what? Hamburg victims of Nazi persecution after their Liberation" by the Hamburg Memorial Foundation and Learning Centres Commemorating the Victims of Nazi Crimes, supported by the Hamburg Parliament, will be shown from 16 January to 9 February 2020 at Hamburg city hall to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
In May 1945, the victims of Nazi persecution in forced labour camps, detention facilities and hiding places in Hamburg breathed a sigh of relief. The end of the war brought them the freedom they had longed for. Throughout northern Germany, British troops liberated hundreds of prisoners from the Neuengamme concentration camp and its satellite camps, all of which had recently been cleared.
Many of the women, men and children from across Europe had only just survived the Nazi terror. Most of them were sick, emaciated and barely had any clothing. How were they supposed to get home? Did they even have a home and a family to go back to?
For the survivors, returning to a ‘normal’ life was often a challenging process. And for many, being liberated did not mean an end to the misery.
The bilingual (German and English) exhibition "Survived! Now what? Hamburg victims of Nazi persecution after their Liberation" will be presented at Hamburg City Hall to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It will be accompanied by an extensive programme of events.
Opening Hours of the exhibition: Monday to Friday: 7.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday: 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (Please note that the exhibition might be temporarily closed during special events at City Hall.)