Exhibition on Belgrade Jews

Belgrade Jews - Life and the Holocaust

  •   Exhibition will mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day
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    ​The exhibition titled “Belgrade Jews - Life and the Holocaust” (Beogradski Jevreji - zivot i Holokaust) will open on January 24 at the Gallery of the Historical Archives of Belgrade​.

    The display dedicated to Belgrade Jews will mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27.

    The exhibition aims to present lives of Belgrade Jews and remind the public of the Holocaust, to honor the victims who have so far remained nameless, and to offer new insight into those whose names have been known, Archives officials say.

    The exhibition “Belgrade Jews - Life and the Holocaust” is divided into four sections, interweaving thematically and chronologically: Jews in Belgrade, The Whirlwind of War, Victims, and Memories.

    As announced, the exhibition will be opened by Serbia's Prime Minister Ivica Dacic.

    The Jews have inhabited Belgrade since ancient times, while the first written account of their presence in the city is found in the Turkish population census of 1560.

    The Jewish community persisted in Belgrade for centuries. They built synagogues, constructed schools, printed books. Their efforts contributed to the economic, social and cultural development of Belgrade. They took part in the country's political life, and fought for its freedom.

    Peaceful life of the Jewish community in Belgrade was brought to an abrupt end by World War II. Out of around 12,000 Jews who used to live in the capital, only a little over 1,000 survived the Holocaust.

    Source: Tanjug