Don’t forget your name. The children of Auschwitz.
An exhibition by the International Auschwitz Committee in cooperation with the German Resistance Memorial Center, the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum (Poland) and the International Youth meeting Center Oświęcim/Auschwitz (Poland)
They were deported to Auschwitz along with their families as children, and liberated as children or young people - alone. This exhibition by the author Alwin Meyer is based on records of conversations held over many years with survivors in Poland, Israel, Ukraine, Belarus, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, the USA, and Switzerland. Some of Meyer's interview partners are no longer alive, but all of them entrusted him with their life stories after their liberation. They tell of searching for their real identities, for their names and their families, often for decades. Many of them have found no links to their lives before Auschwitz, their birthplaces or native languages. They have had to adapt to new lives, which always remain lives "after Auschwitz."
Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, Meyer tells these individuals' impressive and touching stories. His book of the same title is published by Steidl-Verlag, Göttingen, to coincide with the exhibition.
Words of welcome: Prof. Dr. Johannes Tuchel,
head of the German Resistance Memorial Center
Opening: Heiko Maas, Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection
Welcoming speech: Gerhard Steidl, publisher
Introduction: Alwin Meyer, journalist and author
Contemporary witnesses: Dagmar Lieblova, Prague
Jack Mandelbaum, Kansas City
Chaired by: Christoph Heubner,
Managing Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee
The event was funded by the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future.
The exhibition is on display on the 1st floor, special exhibition area, until March 29, 2015.
Mon – Wed, Fri 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thurs 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat, Sun and public holidays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
We reserve the right to make changes. Information by telephone: +49 (0)30/26 99 50 - 00.