romea - logo
May 23, 2018
Loading
extended search

Exhibit touring Prague shows how Roma lived before being imprisoned in concentration camps

1.8.2017 10:54
From April through October 2017 the travelling exhibition
From April through October 2017 the travelling exhibition "A Vanished World", which has been prepared by the Committee for the Redress of the Roma Holocaust (Výbor pro odškodnění romského holocaustu - VPORH) about the indigenous Czech Roma and Sinti people during the interwar period, will be on view at several locations in Prague. (PHOTO: Romea.cz)

Various locations around Prague will once again see the travelling exhibition "A Vanished World" („Zaniklý svět“) this month, about and by indigenous Czech Roma and Sinti people and created by the Committee for the Redress of the Roma Holocaust (Výbor pro odškodnění romského holocaustu - VPORH). Through rare early-20th century photographs and archival materials the exhibition presents the life of the Roma and Sinti in the Czech lands up to and including their imprisonment in the Nazi concentration camps.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

"Visitors will familiarize themselves with what the life of Romani people looked like prior to the Second World War. They will see Romani people proudly posing for photographs in front of their caravans. They can imagine what these people were like who were almost completely annihilated just because the Nazis espoused an ideology about racial superiority," Čeněk Růžička, chair of the VPORH, told news server Romea.cz when the exhibition tour began earlier this year.

"The exhibition displays photographs and archival materials we have shown previously, but augmented with new ones that startled even me, for example, documentation of how the Protectorate Interior Ministry stood with respect to the management of the camps. I believe these exhibits can change our assessment of the events that transpired at Lety u Písku and Hodonín u Kunštátu," the VPORH chair said.

Part of the exhibition is dedicated to the Romani members of the resistance, for example, Josef Serinek and others. It also discusses how Romani people were persecuted on the territory of the Slovak State.

When creating the exhibition the authors were inspired by the approach taken toward the Holocaust by Jewish survivors. "We want to speak openly about the events of the Second World War as they actually happened. I realize that in this country that requires a bit of courage," Růžička said, "but what I tell myself is that the average person who stops by to take a look at the exhibition panels cannot remain unaffected by what he reads and sees."

ARCHIVAL VIDEO

 

jal, ryz, translated by Gwendolyn Albert
Views: 365x

Don't miss:

Related articles:

Tags:  

Culture, Holocaust, Prague, Výstava



HEADLINE NEWS

--ilustrační foto--

Pre peskere pindre: Romani leaders in Czech Republic learn how to avoid financial transactions with those who humiliate Roma

10.5.2018 8:56
A week-long education program in South Bohemia focused primarily on fundraising was attended recently by 16 leading figures from the nonprofit world, most of them Romani. The intensive, interactive development program, which featured education based in experiential learning and self-exploration and which was led by instructors from the Czech Fundraising Center, took place as part of a two-year program entitled "Pre peskere pindre" (On Your Own Feet).
 full story

--ilustrační foto--

Emiliya Dancheva: Can we trust the European Parliament if its members are deaf and blind to anti-Gypsyism in Bulgaria?

9.5.2018 6:55
One year ago, the leader of the Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) party, Mr Boyko Borissov, became Prime Minister of Bulgaria for the third time since 2009, forming an unprecedented ruling coalition with nationalistic and xenophobic parties (VMRO, ATAKA and NFSB).
 full story

--ilustrační foto--

Irena Biháriová: Comprehending the matrix of a Romani settlement in Slovakia is not easy

8.5.2018 16:27
Before I visit a Romani settlement, I always tell myself that being confronted by the poverty cannot startle me anymore. I have seen so much over the years that it will be possible for me to maintain my professional distance.
 full story

Discussion:

Každý diskutující musí dodržovat PRAVIDLA DISKUZE SERVERU Romea.cz. Moderátoři serveru Romea.cz si vyhrazují právo bez předchozího upozornění skrýt nevhodné příspěvky z diskuse na Romea.cz. Ty pak budou viditelné jen pro vás a vaše přátele na Facebooku. Při opakovaném porušení pravidel mohou moderátoři zablokovat zobrazování vašich příspěvků v diskusích na Romea.cz ostatním uživatelům.

More articles from category







..
romea - logo