After the Liberation

»Deported to their Deaths« – panel 31 – Culture of Remembrance

Liberation from the concentration camps often marked the beginning of years of searching for the fate of relatives and friends. Those who survived were displaced persons in the Diaspora. A salutation in a letter to relatives in 1945 read: “My dear Americans, Africans, and Chinese!

How did life continue in the aftermath?


Some Holocaust survivors stayed in Germany.

“I was German, like everybody else, and just had the Jewish religion.” Helmut Fürst, 2007.

Many survivors emigrated.

Picture credits

1. Private Collection, Helmut Fürst

2. Private Collection, Hilde Schneider

3. Private Collection, Lore Oppenheimer

4. Private Collection, Henny Markiewicz-Simon

5. Private Collection, Marga Griesbach


Exhibition: Deported to their Deaths
Duration: December 15th, 2011 to January 27th, 2012
Location: Neues Rathaus Hannover, Bürgersaal
Panel: 31 from 39 – Culture of Remembrance
Size: 650 x 2050 mm
Technique: Digital print on Alu-Dibond