Slovenian victims of Auschwitz
Rememberence ceremony, exhibition opening, and movie screening
23 January 2020 - March 2020
The rememberence ceremony will be held on Thursday, 23 January 2020, at 18:00 at Synagogue Maribor, Židovska ulica 4.
On this occasion, we will open a documentary exhibition “Here Is Where Death Worked Itself to Death…”: the Slovenian victims of Auschwitz. The exhibition tells about around 2,300 people from Slovenia who were taken to this camp. Most were Slovenes, but also deported with them were some 350 Jews, at least 78 Roma, and at least one member of Jehovah’s Witnesses from Slovenia. For around 1,300 of them, Auschwitz is the place of death, which means that it is one of the largest cemeteries of the Slovenian victims of World War II.
The honorary speaker at the event will be the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Mag. Zoran Poznic, who is also the honorary sponsor of the project Shoah – Let Us Remember 2020. The exhibition will be presented by its author Boris Hajdinjak, and the presentation will be accompanied by a screening of a short video directed by Domen Kodrič.
After the opening of the exhibition, there will be a concert by the Duo Sinergos chamber ensemble. The band is comprised of flutists Mina Čkojić and Ana Nikolić. At their premiere performance in Slovenia, they will present their latest concert repertoire with a selection of compositions by Jewish composers.
The exhibition will be on display in Synagogue Maribor untill the end of March 2020.
Center of Jewish Cultural Heritage Synagogue Maribor
Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia
The City Municipality of Maribor
State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau