For the project Shoah – Let Us Remember we prepared a commemorative event with the opening of two exhibitions. The exhibitions are Drawings and Paintings by Terezin Artists from the Moreshet Collection (exhibition of the Moreshet Holocaust and Research Center from Givat Haviva) and Theresienstadt: A Town As-If (exhibition of the Center of Jewish Cultural Heritage Synagogue Maribor).
The exhibition Drawings and Paintings by Terezin Artists from the Moreshet Collection presents a selection of works by three artists who were imprisoned in the Terezin ghetto during the Second World War – Leo Haas, Bedřich Fritta and Joseph (Jo) Eduard Adolf Spier. Their works are a unique but authentic testimony of real life in the Terezin ghetto, which the Nazis tried to portray as a “model ghetto” in order to cover up the brutal oppression of the 34,000 prisoners who were killed there and the nearly 87,000 people who were sent from there to the extermination camps.
The premiere of the exhibition at the Moreshet Holocaust and Research Center was accompanied by the exhibition Theresienstadt: A Town As-If by Boris Hajdinjak, Director of the Center of Jewish Cultural Heritage Synagogue Maribor, which puts the original exhibition in a wider context.
Both exhibitions will be opened on Wednesday, 24th of January, at 18:30 in Synagogue Maribor, Židovski trg 4. The opening ceremony will be addressed by H.E. Dr Jiří Kuděla, Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Ljubljana. Musical accompaniment will be provided by Zara Bajde and Stela Gašparič (Duo Elysian), and Matjaž Antončič.
Before the event, at 17:30 at the Synagogue Maribor, a presentation of the book Volunteer will take place.
You are welcome!