Vernissage exhibition: Between life and death

Date: 14/06/2018

Time: 18.00

An exhibition devoted to stories of Holocaust survivors and rescuers from nine European countries


14 June – 15 August 2018
Open Tuesday – Friday, 12-18 hrs



The Jewish genocide in the war-torn Europe claimed millions of lives. In the face of the tragic fate of Jews, local populations of the German-occupied countries

and some of the ordinary Germans were put in a dilemma which they probably had never imagined they would face: how to react to such mass atrocity? Attitudes differed widely, but only few offered help to people seeking to survive. For both groups that was a risky undertaking which could even cost them their life.

The exhibition presents accounts of rescue from nine European countries. By outlining stories of survivors along with those of rescuers, we seek to give a voice to both of these groups. We draw attention to their endeavours, courage and will to live, as well as wartime circumstances with which they had to deal. Their fates are shown against a broader historical background, giving a better understanding of local possibilities for Jews to survive and for helpers to provide aid.

European Network Remembrance and Solidarity; POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews; Silent Heroes Memorial Center in the German Resistance Memorial Center Foundation




Castrum Peregrini; Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum; Memorial de la Shoah; Memorial Chambon sur Lignon; The Danish Jewish Museum; Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine”; NIOD – the Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies; Museum of the Second World War