Russian exhibition Holocaust: Destruction, Liberation, Salvation opened at the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo office in London. Shortly before, it was presented at the Queen Mary University of London. The historical-documentary exposition unveils in great detail the history of the Holocaust in the occupied territory of the Soviet Union and the role of the Red Army in saving the Jews of Europe.
The exhibition was presented to the British public by the curator of the project Ilya Altman, who is also the co-chair of the Holocaust scientific education center and professor at the Russian State Humanitarian University.
Eva Schloss, a former prisoner of Auschwitz, attended the event. Eva shared her memories of surviving in the camp, her release by the Soviet troops and remembered the post-war period of former concentration camp prisoners. Now Eva Schloss is an honorary doctor of the University of Northumbria, a renowned lecturer who speaks about the Holocaust around the world, author of the book "After Auschwitz: A Story of the Heartbreak and Survival by the Stepsister of Anne Frank". She was awarded the Order of the British Empire (MBE). Eva Schloss believes that the younger generation should know the truth about the Holocaust, thus, she frequently gives interviews and speaks on television.
The exhibition presents a number of unique exhibits, including a letter from the father of Anne Frank dated February 23, 1945 about him being “saved by the Russians”.
The evening also included the screening of the Auschwitz documentary film, which was shown during the Nuremberg Trials as evidence of the war crimes committed by the Nazis during World War II.