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Learn about the Holocaust through the eyes of 16 survivors and refugees who then made new lives in the north of England.

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Through Our Eyes is an interactive, multi-media exhibition. Visitors will see poignant personal photos of the survivors and their families and their original artefacts and documents, together with an original prisoner uniform and other artefacts from the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora. The survivors tell their stories of discrimination, persecution, escape, hiding, ghettos, forced labour, concentration camps and liberation through filmed testimony on six interactive touchscreens. Text and images put their experiences in context, supported by animated maps and an immersive audio-visual experience driven by survivor testimony. There is a reflective space at the end of the exhibition where visitors can find out about the survivors’ experiences of rebuilding their lives in the UK and explore a digital memorial to local families.

The exhibition contains photographs and video footage of concentration camps and atrocities that some visitors may find disturbing. The exhibition is suitable for children and teenagers learning about the Holocaust in more detail, but is not suitable for very young children.

Included in your visit is the opportunity to see our temporary exhibition, Death Marches, as part of our Holocaust and Genocide Research Partnership.

We are asking visitors to book online so we can ensure everyone is as safe as possible. We are regularly cleaning all interactive items in the Exhibition, and have removed some items where it is not possible to adequately disinfect them. We ask all visitors to be understanding, and talk to us during your visit if you have any feedback or questions about anything. Full information about what we are doing and procedures we have in place is available on our website.

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