The Holocaust in Serbia exhibition has been developed as part of the Mapping the Holocaust – Places of Remembrance in Serbia research project, supported by the US Embassy in Belgrade, about the camps for Jews and Roma in Serbia during World War II as places of remembrance. The exhibition is intended for primary and secondary school students in Serbia – through archival documents, photographs, newspaper articles and accompanying historical texts they will be able to learn about the history of the Roma and the Jews in Serbia before the World War II, the events in Serbia during the occupation and the first persecution of Jews and Roma, the killing sites and camps in Serbia, but also the resistance and the rescuing of Jews and Roma by their compatriots and neighbors.
An accompanying publication on the camps for Jews and Roma in Serbia, which describes the places that were the last destination for thousands of people before their deaths was presented at the exhibition. In this way, we wanted to pay special attention to the current state of those places. While some of them have been marked and turned into memorials and museums, many of the sites do not have any landmarks which would indicate they used to house concentration camps.
During 2020, the exhibition will be presented in Belgrade, Novi Bečej, Bor, Šabac, Trstenik and Lazarevac.
The first exhibition was opened on 2 March at the Prva beogradska gimnazija (The First Belgrade Grammar School) after which it was opened at the Novi Bečej National Library.
Exhibition author: Milovan Pisarri
Project coordinator: Ružica Dević
Exhibition design: škart
The project has been supported by the US Embassy in Belgrade
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