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Opening of the Exhibition Nazi German Death Camp Konzentrationslager Auschwitz E-mail

On January 27, under the commemorations organized by Tkuma Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and Museum Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine the opening of the exhibition Nazi German Death Camp Konzentrationslager Auschwitz developed by the Polish State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau was conducted. The exhibition is held with the support the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Donetsk and the Polish State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The grand opening was joined by Detlef Voltaire, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Donetsk and Jan Zdanowski, Vice Consul of the Consulate General of Poland in Kharkiv; professionals of science, culture and education, public figures, representatives of Dnipropetrovsk Jewish community, religious leaders, clergy and the general public.
Representatives of the European Commission, who arrived to Dnipropetrovsk with humanitarian mission, also attended the event. Among them there were Christ Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid; Yan Tombinskyy, Ambassador, Head of the EU Delegation in Ukraine; Oldrich Andrysek, UNHCR Regional Representative; Claus Sorensen, Director-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO); Giovanna Barberis, UNICEF Representative in Ukraine; Barbara Manzi, Head of the UN Office in Ukraine for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

 

The opening of the exhibition was conducted together with the Memorial Ceremony, after which Dr. Oleksandra Leonova, Tkuma Institute and Museum Head of Research Department, conducted the excursion on the exhibition.
The exhibition is on display in Ukraine for the first time. It consists of 30 posters, which summarizes the key questions of the history of Auschwitz concentration camp. Concentration camp archives were used during the creation of the exhibition. The posters include photos, documents, works of art by prisoners as well as the post-war works by witnesses who survived the Holocaust. These works illustrate the daily life in the camp.
Visitors can learn about the deportation of the Jews to Auschwitz concentration camp, conditions of camp life, hunger and robbery of prisoners, terror through forced labor and system of punishment, executions and medical experiments on prisoners, the fate of women and children in the camp. The exhibition reflects the final solution of the Jewish question, mass murders of Jews in the camp, extermination of Gypsies (Roma) and Soviet prisoners of war, death march and finally the resistance movement in Auschwitz concentration camp, escape and rebellion, help of locals and Auschwitz liberation of the camp.
Dr. Igor Shchupak, Tkuma Institute and Museum Director, comments: Millions of lives were lost in bloody Nazi regime ... The memory of those terrible events should counter the threat of fascism and totalitarianism in the present and the future. This is especially significant today, when Ukraine suffers from terrorism and war, and organizers of crimes, military aggression and political propaganda, using really fascist methods hide behind the slogan fight against fascism. We are confident that the exhibition materials will not leave anyone indifferent. It is worth seeing.
The exhibition is open till the end of February.

 
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