Jewish life stories told at Romanian Peasant Museum

Newsroom 31/03/2008 | 16:04

The exhibition, entitled “Jewish Witnesses of a Romanian Century – Images and Stories from the Centropa Interviews,” is based on research started in Romania in 1997 by photographer, writer and film producer Edward Serotta, director of Centropa (The Central Europe Center for Research and Documentation). In a timeframe of 11 years, around 1,500 Jews were interviewed and their personal testimonies speak about the culture and traditions of this community seen through their own memories and life experience.
The exhibition at the Romanian Peasant Museum comprises family photographs of old Jews in Romania and aims to reconstruct the life of the Jewish community around the period of the Second World War, each picture being accompanied by a short story told by the surviving members of the family or by the protagonists of the pictures themselves.
The exhibition will be open to visitors in Bucharest until April 14 and entrance is free of charge.
After that date, it will travel to other cities in Romania as well as abroad so that children and adults can get acquainted with a piece of Romanian history through these pictures.

Otilia Haraga

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