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Manifestation Holocaust: The legacy of fascism 3 on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day
26. January 11:00 - 16:00
The event Holocaust: The legacy of fascism is organized by the Memorial Park “Kragujevac October” on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27th). The event frames commemoration through nurturing thinking, knowledge and education about the Holocaust and its consequences on the territory of the Republic of Serbia and beyond.
Since 2019, when it was first held, Holocaust: The legacy of fascism programs included testimonies of Holocaust survivors, lectures, workshops, exhibitions, book and expert talks on topics such as: Holocaust visual culture and art in Serbia, the life of the Jewish community in Serbia before and after the Holocaust, education about the Holocaust, philosophy and the Holocaust, as well as contemporary issues of Holocaust representation.
The program of this year's event deals with fine art, films and literature about the Holocaust in the former Yugoslav republics. The focus of the program is the reactions to the Holocaust in our society from the end of the Second World War until today through artistically valuable answers that emerged as independent creations of individuals brought on by the horrors and consequences of the Holocaust.
The authors of the program are Marko Terzić, curator of the Museum “21. October” and Dr. Predrag Krstić, research associate at the Institute of Philosophy and Social Theory.
The partners of the event are ShoahLab: Laboratory for Holocaust Studies of the Institute of Philosophy and Social Theory, Federation of Jewish Communities of Serbia, Center for Public History, Faculty of Philology and Arts, University of Kragujevac, Association “Jewish Digital Library” and Center for Peacebuilding, Kragujevac.
The “Kragujevac October” Memorial Park was founded in 1953 on the site where thousands of Kragujevac citizens - Serbs, Jews, Roma, Muslims, Macedonians, Slovenes and members of other nationalities, aged twelve to sixty-five - were shot dead in October 1941. The Museum “October 21” was founded within the Memorial Park on February 15, 1976, with the aim of collecting, safeguarding and presenting documents on shootings and victims, through exhibitions, events and printed publications. The mission of the Memorial Park “Kragujevac October” is to nurture and preserve the memory of this tragic event, to create awareness and educate young generations so that this crime will never happen again.
ShoahLab: The Holocaust Studies Laboratory was founded at the end of 2019 at the Institute of Philosophy and Social Theory University of Belgrade as a hub of disciplinary and methodologically different approaches to Holocaust research. The laboratory brings together historians, philosophers, sociologists, theorists of visual arts, literature and contemporary media – in a joint effort to shed light on, understand and explain an incomprehensible crime, as well as its significance and repercussions for contemporaneity.