Dr Christine Schmidt and Professor Dan Stone
Exhibition catalogue from the inaugural exhibition of The Holocaust and Genocide Research Partnership, on display in 2021 at The Wiener Holocaust Library and the Holocaust & Exhibition and Learning Centre, Huddersfield.
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. 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.
Death Marches: Evidence and Memory, co-curated by Dan Stone (RHUL) and Christine Schmidt (WHL), uncovers 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.