Can we really say that we have seen Auschwitz?
But most of were taken by the perpetrators themselves, which means they present a major challenge to viewers who are, perhaps unconsciously, being presented with history as seen through a Nazi lens.
More than 100 images from victims, perpetrators and the outside world.
The exhibition invites us to critically reflect and interrogate these compelling and often shocking, images, which include photographs and drawings by prisoners. We need to ask what they really tell us, not just about this specific place and time, but also about their creators, about the people being photographed and even about ourselves, as viewers, in the present day.
An exhibition by Musealia and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in collaboration with the United Nations and UNESCO.
This unprecedented collaboration brings together leading experts in Holocaust history and education to create an exhibition that is accessible to everyone, regardless of age or knowledge level, so that it serves as an essential contribution to learning about the Holocaust.
Musealia works with local institutions at every exhibition stop to create special eduction materials that complement the regional educational curriculum. These materials encourage reflection and and create powerful local connections, rounding off the experience with activities that make learning about the Holocaust even more accessible to school groups.
Mugshots of prisoners taken at Auschwitz.
©Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
Cape Town, South Africa
13.11.2022 – 13.03.2023
To be confirmed