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Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin, Obersalzberg
Fri 22 October 2010 - Sun 1 May 2011
Over the course of the Second World War, under German occupation, the pulsating city of Warsaw, then with a vibrant population of 1.3 million, lost around 700,000 inhabitants, among them almost all of its Jewish population of around 350,000 people. The invading German troops turned Warsaw into a place of victimization, repression and extermination. In 1945 Warsaw was a city virtually bereft of citizens and utterly destroyed.
Visual documents made by the propaganda divisions of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS in the years 1939 to 1945 are now to go on show for the first time ever in Germany. The travelling exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of the start of the Second World War and the German invasion of Poland was conceived together with the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Foundation of Prussian Cultural Heritage (the bpk Image Agency and Museum of European Cultures), the Herder-Institut and the Dom Spotkań z Historią, in conjunction with the German Federal Archives.
Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Museum Europäischer Kulturen