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Seeing Auschwitz is a small exhibition created by Musealia in collaboration with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and in partnership with the United Nations and UNESCO.

Auschwitz was the largest killing centre in human history. A key site in the Holocaust, it claimed the lives of over 1 million people. Yet our mental image of the camp is informed by a relatively small number of photographs – many taken by SS perpetrators.

Seeing Auschwitz challenges us to look beyond the photographers’ intentions to explore what each photograph reveals, not only of the place and time, but of the photographers themselves.

Following short runs at UN Headquarters in New York and UNESCO Headquarters in Paris during January and February 2020, Musealia aims to take the exhibition to museums, educational and cultural institutions around the world.