REMINDERS of the Holocaust.
photo: Courtesy of Žilina synagogue
The chairman of the Jewish Religious Community in Žilina, Pavel Frankl, and a reporter from the Žilinské noviny newspaper, Peter Getting, curated the project. The idea for the exhibition originated after the photographers' first visit to Auschwitz. One of the reasons behind it was the "dramatic ignorance of the public of this painful chapter during World War II."
The photographers also took pictures of the Slovak exhibition at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, called The Tragedy of Slovak Jews, 80,000 of whom perished in concentration camps after being deported from Slovakia by the wartime Slovak state under Jozef Tiso.
The exhibition will become a permanent memorial at the museum. It is open on Fridays between 15:30 and 17:30 and Sundays 14:30 and 17:30.
20. Sep 2004 at 0:00 | Prepared by Spectator staff