In October 1940, thousands of Jews from Southwest Germany were deported to Gurs. Some of the internees managed to escape this French camp, but more than a thousand died. The majority of the survivors would later be transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Sobibor, where they were murdered.
Our exhibition tells the story of these crimes and how they were later dealt with which from various points of view.
The “Gurs 1940” exhibition is by no means the first on this topic. However, it attempts to consciously forge links between different national narratives and, in doing so, hopes to contribute to an integrated and integrating European account of the marginalisation, persecution and murder of Jews during National Socialism.