Workshop at the exhibition in block no. 16The workshop concentrates on the stories of Czech citizens in the changing political situation from the Munich Conference of 1938 through the dissolution of Czechslovakia and the annexation of Bohemia and Moravia by Nazi Germany in the spring of 1939, up to liberation in 1945. During the workshop, the greatest emphasis is placed on the persecution and extermination of Jews from the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, and the history of the Theresienstadt ghetto and the family camp in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Numerous powerfully expressive drawings by Jewish children underline the tragic stories of the victims as found in documents, photographs, and eyewitness accounts.
The workshop has a theoretical component—a brief introduction to the exhibition—and a practical component. Participants work in groups on subjects set by a professional from the staff, and then share their findings in presentations lasting several minutes. The workshop ends with a summing-up and explication of the most difficult issues.
Languages: Polish, English, German
Workshop Leader: Halina Jastrzebska, Miroslaw Obstarczyk