Opened in 2002 and housed in Daniel Libeskind’s iconic building representing a globe torn apart by conflict, the Imperial War Museum North in Salford aims to show how war shapes lives through an exhibition of gripping obejcts counterpointed with real life stories. Clad in aluminium, the landmark building is a visionary symbol of the effects of war. The design is based on the concept of a world shattered by conflict, a fragmented globe reassembled in three interlocking shards. These shards represent conflict on land, water and in the air.
The case dedicated to the Holocaust has images, a camp uniform and assorted ephemera realting to the Holcoaust. Of particular note are the drawings by Violette Le Coq who was interned at Ravensbruck concentration camp.