Thursday, 13 June 2013

Memories of the Holocaust Expressed Through Art at New "Shoah" Exhibit at Auschwitz

FSWC Presents:


"It's an extremely new perception of an exhibition. It doesn't tell a story like in a history book. It's a very strong place for education, for conveying awareness of the Holocaust," says Piotr CywiƄski, director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, ahead of the opening of a permanent exhibition named "Shoah" in the death camp's Jewish block, which will be inaugurated Thursday in the presence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 

In 1978, the Polish authorities decided to turn Block 27 in Auschwitz into an exhibition dedicated to the Jewish victims of the death and concentration camp. Although one million of the 1.2 million people murdered in the camp were Jewish, its communist liberators concealed that painful fact and the exhibition referred to all the murdered as victims of Fascism.


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