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Death Marches: Evidence and Memory

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Book to see The Wiener Holocaust Library's new exhibition, Death Marches: Evidence and Memory

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Please note that this exhibition is in high demand so if you are unable to make it to your pre-booked slot please do contact the Library ( to let us know so we can reallocate your ticket.

The Library’s new exhibition, Death Marches: Evidence and Memory, 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.

Please note that only members of the public with pre-booked appointments will be admitted to the building.

Each ticket allocates a 40-minute slot in which to view the exhibition. Please arrive as close to the beginning of your booked slot as possible.

We continue to monitor the situation with respect to the Covid-19 pandemic, and as such, our regulations are under constant review and might change at short notice. In visiting us you agree to abide by our safety measures.

The safety and wellbeing of all our staff and visitors are of paramount importance and we thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate this uncertain time.

Please note that tickets for the end of June and July onwards will be released soon.

Revised opening hours

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 10am - 5pm

Hygiene and social distancing at The Wiener Holocaust Library:

The building is cleaned professionally daily. In order to ensure the safety of our staff and readers, we encourage the following additional hygiene measures:

· Entry to the building is dependent on wearing a face covering (please bring your own). Please wear your mask at all times whilst in the Library.

· Maintain social distancing of 2 meters where possible.

· Please use the hand sanitizers available when you enter the building or the basement toilets.

· To improve ventilation, windows will be opened by staff and should be left open if at all possible.

· It is your responsibility to follow all hygiene rules in addition to the current government guidelines on social distancing as best you can.

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