Around six million European Jews fell victim to Nazi mass murder between 1933 and 1945. Throughout Europe, Jews sought to evade persecution by going underground. In most cases, this was possible only with the support of people willing to help them. Risking their own lives, these silent heroes procured food and false documents, aided refugees and provided shelter. They became part of the resistance against National Socialism in Europe. The new permanent exhibition at the German Resistance Memorial Center portrays successful and failed rescue attempts, showing the broad range of motives that prompted people to help. The opening of this exhibition during Germany’s EU Council Presidency bears testimony to a remembrance policy committed to a European perspective.

With funding from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

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Prof. Dr. Johannes Tuchel

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