Wednesday, February 01, 2017

International Holocaust Day, Art Exhibition “JASENOVAC - THE RIGHT TO REMEMBRANCE" / "Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Washington, D.C." January 31, 2017

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia
Washington, D.C.
January 31, 2017

International Holocaust Day -
Art Exhibition
On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the founding of Jasenovac concentration camp, a delegation of Serbia headed by Mr. Vladimir Bozovic, Advisor to the Serbian Prime Minister visited the United States. The Delegation composed of government officials, survivors and researchers took part in the main commemoration at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City and attended an art exhibition "The Truth about Jasenovac – the Right to Remembrance", the biggest exhibition on Jasenovac ever displayed in a foreign country.
Exhibition "The Truth about Jasenovac – The Right to Remembrance", showcased material from the archives of Israel, Germany, USA, Italy, Norway, Serbia, Republic of Srpska and Croatia and was prepared by the International Expert Group of Historians headed by prof. dr. Gideon Greif, a leading Holocaust historian, expert on Auschwitz at the Holocaust – Shem Olam Institute in Israel. The exhibit included 25 sculptures by sculptors Ljubisa Mancic and Katarina Tripkovic, and 21 drawings by artist Dragan Jelovac, a photo wall by Vukica Mikaca, authentic objects from the Donja Gradina Memorial Centre, books, screening of films: "And Gods Remained Silent" and "Saul's Son". The event was organized by Israeli Holocaust Institute, and New York Jasenovac Research Institute, with the support of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Israel, while the Art Director was Serbian film director Emir Kusturica, UNICEF Ambassador, Director of the Andric Institute and signatory of the Memorandum on Cooperation between Serbian and Jewish Academic Communities and Diasporas.

The exhibition devoted to genocide and the Holocaust in NDH was realized by New York Jasenovac Research Institute, which has been organizing regular annual conferences about this notorious concentration camp. Furthermore, the City of New York is the only foreign city that in 2005 adopted an official decision that 22 April be declared Jasenovac Remembrance Day. The Holocaust Memorial Park in New York is the only foreign memorial park to include a monument to Jasenovac erected by the Serbian diaspora.

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