The Shoah Memorial in Paris recently opened a new exhibition, entitled “After the Shoah. Survivors, refugees, survivors 1944 – 1947” and it comprises, in seven chapters, close to 250 photographs.
After the catastrophe. The return to a normal life hardly seems possible for the Jews of Europe who were able to escape the Shoah. Although they had been victims of a specific persecution, their lot constitutes only one problem among many on the scale of a continent to be rebuilt. They all want to find their relatives and close friends, to return to their homes or find a safe haven, to imagine a future again. Who is to help them? What justice to seek? How to preserve the vestiges of a vanished world and gather the evidence of the crime.
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