Every Face Has a Name

On April 28, 1945, life begins again. Hundreds of survivors from the German concentration camps arrive to the harbour of Malmö, Sweden. While they take their first steps in freedom Swedish news photographers film them. Passanger lists are made to keep a record of all survivors arriving.

Now, 70 years later the survivors are watching this archive footage for the very first time and as they discover themselves they re-experience the emotions from this special day.

Through our Every Face Has a Name initiative we intend to bring as many names as possible to the many survivors seen on the archive material from April 28, 1945 and the other days where survivors where rescued via the Red Cross mission known as The White Buses. The mission was documented with a large amount of photos, films and passanger lists.

Combining extensive research, interviews with living survivors and new ways of bring the documents and archive material to life again we intend to honour the many witnesses rescued to Malmö, Sweden in Spring 1945. We are doing this through the feature length documentary Every Face Has a Name, this web site, exhibitions and other ways of output, which will come alongside in our process.

If you can help us identify any of the survivors in the archive material we will be very happy to hear from you. Please write an email to our researcher Sebastian.

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Every Face Has a Name is made by Auto Images.

The development and production of this online component of Every Face Has a Name is made possible with the support from: