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Žilina remembers the horrors of Auschwitz

PHOTOGRAPHS by Marcel Huljak and Stano Michalík, exhibited at the Žilina synagogue, recall harrowing memories of the Holocaust. The collection is displayed under the title Auschwitz, the name of the Nazi's infamous concentration camp in Poland where thousands of Jews perished as part of Hitler's "final solution".
The chairman of the Jewish Religious Community in Žilina, Pavel Frankl, and a reporter from the Žilinské noviny newspaper, Peter Getting, curated the project.


REMINDERS of the Holocaust.
photo: Courtesy of Žilina synagogue

PHOTOGRAPHS by Marcel Huljak and Stano Michalík, exhibited at the Žilina synagogue, recall harrowing memories of the Holocaust. The collection is displayed under the title Auschwitz, the name of the Nazi's infamous concentration camp in Poland where thousands of Jews perished as part of Hitler's "final solution".

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.

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