The exhibition is designed to be engaging and educational. During its time in Malmö, Sweden, visit Malmö, Malmö City Library in collaboration with Nordic Exhibitions, is holding a series of talks on the subject Auschwitz and the Holocaust. The program is part of “Öppna Malmö”, the city of Malmö’s initiative to raise issues of racism and inclusion.
Experts on the Holocaust and survivors of the Nazi camps will help us to understand the reality of what happened based on their own perspectives.
All events will be broadcast live and recorded. Here you will find details of upcoming talks, lectures and activities.
In the spring of 1945, at the end of the Second World War, thousands of people were rescued to Sweden on the white buses from Nazi Germany’s concentration, forced labour and extermination camps. The rescue operation was the largest humanitarian rescue operation of the entire Second World War and in total some 17,000 people arrived in Sweden thanks to the white buses.
Today, more than 75 years after the end of the Second World War, the issue of refugees and the White Buses is still relevant.Listen to the interesting story of how the action came about, who the people who took part were and what actually happened. The speakers are Johan Ekblad, currently an activity developer at the Swedish Adult Education Association, and Samuel Thelin, curator at Malmö Museums. Johan and Samuel also represent the Vitabuss group within the Malmö Circle.
The lecture takes us on a journey through Roma-Swedish and Roma-European history with the Holocaust as the focus. They show the consequences of the lack of recognition of the Roma Holocaust, which only came in the late 1980s. RIKC, the Roma Information and Knowledge Centre, also takes us into the present day to examine the current state of Roma life in relation to national minority legislation. They talk about their own work and the importance of working at the individual, structural and discursive level on human rights issues.
The lecture was given by representatives from the Roma Council in Malmö and staff from the RIKC.
Auschwitz is not just a memorial site. It is also an important part of our civilisation. The word “Auschwitz” has become a universal symbol and a warning for humanity. As the last survivors pass away, the role of the authenticity of the historical space and all the preserved objects is becoming stronger.
When the voices of the eyewitnesses of the Holocaust soon fell silent, children and grandchildren of the survivors instead took on the task of telling about the Holocaust. But what is it like to go out and tell about your own parents ‘or grandparents’ experiences during the Holocaust?