Returning identity

Exhibitions

Returning Identity

Published:
22. 6. 2019

Returning identity

Exhibition held from 20th June to 3rd November, 2019, to commemorate 80 years since the introduction of the Nuremberg Laws in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.

The Exhibition Catalogue: HERE

Eighty years ago, on 21st June 1939, the Reich Protector Konstantin von Neurath issued a decree introducing the Nazis’ Nuremberg Laws in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. This ushered in a period of social and property-related persecution of people who were classified as Jews – persecution which in the vast majority of cases culminated in their deportation to concentration and extermination camps, where the deportees ultimately died.

To commemorate 80 years since the establishment of the Protectorate, the introduction of the Nuremberg Laws and the outbreak of the Second World War, an exhibition of items belonging to victims of the Nazi persecution was organized by the Documentation Centre for Property Transfers of the Cultural Assets of WW II Victims, in collaboration with the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, the Area Heritage Administration at Sychrov and the National Gallery in Prague.

The organizing institutions decided to display items whose original owners have been identified. The items commemorate the names and lives of their owners – victims of a despotic system which, based on arbitrary criteria, destroyed real human beings (replacing their names with transport numbers) in order to seize their property.

More information on the UPM website

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