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Graphic Novel Exhibition in Pitesti: Stories from the Holocaust. Local histories

The “Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, in partnership with “Dinicu Golescu” Argeș County Library, organizes between October 14, 2022, and November 14, 2022, in the municipality of Pitești a graphic novel street exhibition, which presents fragments of the histories of local Jewish and Roma communities during the Holocaust in Romania.

“Stories from the Holocaust. Argeș” will be inaugurated on Friday, October 14, 2022, at noon, in front of the “Dinicu Golescu” County Library. The exhibition can be visited until November 14, 2022.

An alternative history lesson, and at the same time, a remembrance project, “Stories from the Holocaust. Local Histories,” is produced by the “Elie Wiesel” Institute and financed by the EVZ Foundation (Federal Republic of Germany) through the “Local History” program. Through art, the project brings us closer to the history of our communities, encouraging us to discover and understand them.

The stories of Jews and nomadic and sedentary Roma from Argeș county, excluded from economic, social, and cultural life, sent to forced labor, and deported to Transnistria, are revealed to us through graphics made by illustrators Octavian Ungureanu, Anghel Șerban, Tudor Smarandache. The storyboard was prepared by the Institute’s researchers, students, and teachers from the National College “I.C. Brătianu” and “Zinca Golescu” National College in Pitești.

“Stories from the Holocaust. Local Histories” started in December 2021 with graphic novel exhibitions in Bacău and Suceava. This spring we illustrated the history of the tragedies of the Jewish and Roma communities in Galati and Vrancea, and it will continue with the presentation of the stories from the Holocaust period about the communities in Argeș and Dolj.

More about the project:

Administrative-Communication Office
Public Relations and cultural-educational programs Department
Phone: + 40-21-318 09 39

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