The destruction of the Jews of Europe and the Holocaust with bullets
The first thing that comes to mind is the extermination of the Jews of Europe, necessary in the eyes of the Nazis for the biological survival and even the existence of the German nation. Once the shock of Hitler’s 30 January 1939 speech, announcing that a new World War will provoke the "destruction of the Jews", has passed, the first part of the room on the right goes back over the different stages of the persecution of the Jews in Europe leading up to their systematic murder.
In the territories of the East, using the war against the USSR as a pretext, between 1 500 000 and 2 000 000 Jews were shot. This is why, in the centre of the room, there is a place reserved for the "Shoah by bullets" or proximity extermination.
Amateur SS films, photographs, objects collected by the teams of Father Patrick Desbois in Ukraine and Byelorussia (objects abandoned by both victims and butchers), and video testimonies of those who saw this Shoah executed in broad daylight bear witness to this genocide, which took place away from the death camps from June 1941.