Barbed memories

Exhibition period: 1. 9. to 30. 12 .2016, Exhibition Hall In Memoriam

Exhibition period: 1. 9. to 30. 12 .2016

Venue: Exhibition Hall In Memoriam

During World War II concentration camps were built mainly in the space of the areas, which were occupied by the Nazis. They were a place for the mass concentration of a large amount of people.

In the extermination camps people were killed directly after their arrival.
In this biggest war in human history, in which millions of civilians and soldiers were killed, people from many European countries, including Slovakia, were deported to these camps.

The author of the exhibition, Andrea Ševčovičová, tries to show the specifics and the context of the locations of the former concentration and extermination camps with her amateur photos, which were taken mainly in the years 2012-2014. She mainly visited places in the area of today's Poland - Auschwitz-Birkenau, Majdanek, Treblinka, Chelmno, Sobibor, Belzec, Gross-Rosen, Plaszow, Zaslaw and the Czech Theresienstadt.

The exhibition offers a modern perspective on the helplessness, the fear and the death of thousands of prisoners. This unforgettable terror has left a bloody trail in the area.
The author hoisted symbolically the Slovakian flag at these memorial places, to commemorate the deportees from her country.