Outdoor travelling exhibition about indigenous Czech Roma and Sinti victims of the Holocaust on view in Prague
The Committee for the Redress of the Roma Holocaust (Výbor pro odškodnění romského holocaustu - VPORH) has designed a travelling exhibition called "A Vanished World" (Zaniklý svět), about the indigenous Czech Roma and Sinti who perished during the Holocaust, which now will be on view in several locations throughout Prague from April through October. Using rare archival materials and photographs, the exhibition presents the life of Roma and Sinti in the Czech lands prior to their imprisonment in the Nazi concentration camps.
Today the exhibition of three double-sided panels will be on view in the public spaces in front of the Rajská zahrada metro station, moving to the Černý most metro station on 26 April. On 12 May it will travel to the memorial at the site of the former concentration camp for Romani people at Lety u Písku, where it will be available for viewing during the commemorative ceremony there on Saturday, 13 May.
In June the exhibition will be part of the Kaleidoskop Festival, which will be held in the park in the Pankrác quarter. "Passers-by will be able to 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 then form their own notions about these people, who were almost completely murdered off here just because the Nazis espoused their ideology of racial superiority," the chair of the VPORH, Čeněk Růžička, told news server Romea.cz.
"The exhibition shows archival materials and photographs that have been exhibited during its previous tours, but I have augmented it with new materials that startled me when I found them. For example, the Interior Ministry of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia published its own stance on how the camps were to be run. I believe these materials might further change the assessment of the events that played out at Hodonín u Kunštátu and Lety u Písku," he said.
When creating the exhibition the authors were inspired by the approach taken by the Jewish community toward discussing the Holocaust. "We wanted to speak openly about the events of the Second World War as they happened. I am aware that in this country that requires a bit of courage," Růžička said, "but I believe that when ordinary people stop by these panels. they cannot remain unaffected by what they read and see."
- Czech Republic: Names of Holocaust victims to be read at 13 different towns on the occasion of Yom Hashoah
- WWII-era letters from Prague by relatives of former US ambassador describe the advancing Holocaust
- DEADLINE 26 APRIL: Int'l conference 11-13 May on "European Roma Identity in the 20th Century in Light of Documenting Holocaust Victims"
- Czech Republic: Commemoration of Romani victims of the Holocaust on 13 May at Lety Memorial
- OSCE meeting on human rights includes session on Roma and Sinti
- European Roma and Sinti commemorate 70th anniversary of the gassing of 3 000 Roma and Sinti at Auschwitz
- Germany: Schleswig-Holstein officially protecting Roma and Sinti
- Romani Rose: Face of Germany's Sinti and Roma
- Czech Republic: Mayor of Brno joins march against denial of the Holocaust of the Roma
- Norway Grants to partially finance memorial to Romani genocide victims in Czech Republic
- March against Roma Holocaust denial and for removing vice-chair of Czech lower house THIS THURSDAY IN BRNO
- Czech Parliament marks International Holocaust Memorial Day with Romani speaker
- Czech Museum of Romani Culture to sign cooperation agreement with European Grassroots Antiracist Movement tomorrow
- European Grassroots Antiracist Movement calls for creation of a European Foundation for the Memory of the Roma Holocaust
- Czech Museum of Romani Culture officially takes charge of memorial at Romani genocide site in Hodonín u Kunštátu
- Czech Republic: ROMEA plans public debates about future of Roma genocide site once Museum of Romani Culture takes over
- Director of Terezín Initiative Institute invites Czech politicians to join tour of former concentration camp for Roma
- Provocateur calls sale of former Roma genocide site to the Czech state a form of "antisemitism", Jewish community disagrees
- It's official! Czech state to pay roughly CZK 450 million to buy out pig farm on Roma genocide site
- Czech Republic: Museum of Romani Culture says contract to buy pig farm on genocide site will be signed after elections
Tags:Holocaust, Romové, Výstava, 20. století
Outgoing Czech PM backs MP who doubted Romani Holocaust, says he has apologized and his words have been "misinterpreted"7.2.2018 16:32
concentration camp at Lety u Písku, a site of the genocide of the Roma during the Second World War. When asked today whether he supports removing Okamura from his post as vice-chair of the lower house, as the Christian Democrats propose, the PM said he considers Okamura's apology to have been sufficient.
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.