The first theme outlines the ways in which discriminatory Nazi policies were introduced, and shows how they restricted the lives of people first in Germany, then in the occupied countries. It demonstrates how discrimination can become institutionalised, impacting on every aspect of the victims’ lives.
Historical objects, such as the infamous yellow stars and other personal memorabilia, are powerful examples to visitors of the ways in which propaganda and discrimination directly touches and undermines the lives of victims. Visitors are challenged to consider, does this still happen today and how?
Exhibition Panel: Estimated Jewish Losses in the Holocaust
In Black: Numbers of Jews before the war
In White: Estimated losses