Programme of the Synagogue


Lost Illusions of a Forlorn Time – In Memory of the Destruction of Vijećnica

Several events

25. 8. 2012, from 10.30

August 25th, 1992, marked the destruction of Sarajevo’s most famous landmark of the Austro-Hungarian era. The s. c. Vijećnica served as the National University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1947.

On August 25th, the smoke from the grenades launched by the aggressor destroyed more than 90% of the library material, with over 2 million books, articles and other treasures lost forever. The destruction of Vijećnica meant the loss of invaluable books and cultural heritage as well as the destruction of a beautiful and cherished cultural monument.

To commemorate the destruction of Vijećnica number of events will took place in Maribor on August 25th, 2012 (symposium, photographic and art exhibitions, literary evening, film projection with musical programme).


10.30: SYMPOSIUM (University of Maribor Library – Glazer Hall)

13.00: PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION BY RUDI URAN: “SURVIVORS” (Maribor University – RAZ:UM Exhibition Centre)

18.00: LITERARY EVENING (Maribor Synagogue)

19.00: ART EXHIBITION (Festić Gallery)



The project was organized by Festić Gallery, University of Maribor Library and RAZ:UM Exhibition Centre. Co-producer of the project is Maribor 2012 – European Capital of Culture.

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