EXHIBITION AND TALK, ROUTES OF DISAPPEARANCE: JEWISH AND ROMA MEMORY OF TRANSNISTRIA
MARCH 10-April 10 2023
Wagner College Holocaust Center, Spotlight Gallery, Hormann Library, 1 Campus Road, Staten Island New York
The Wagner College Holocaust Center is proud to present the research project and exhibition Routes of Disappearance. Jewish and Roma Memory of Transnistria", which began in March 2010 in Ukraine and Moldova. Its aim was to shed light on the forced mass deportations that took place in Transnistria during the Second World War and the influence of the deportations on the geographical and political space. "Our project is dedicated to the people - Jews and Roma - who remember those tragic events. The project also touches upon the situation of Jewish and Roma survivors in post-war societies.The main result of the project is this exhibition. It is based on excerpts of narratives told by Jewish and Romani survivors living in Northern Bukovina and Bessarabia. The project mainly utilizes the oral history method. Our international project team interviewed Jewish and Romani survivors about their experiences of the deportations to Transnistria as well as their current attitudes concerning that region. The interviewees graciously donated original photos and documents that are reproduced in the exhibition, supplemented by other materials such as scholarly work, archival data and online sources with an open access."
The project was carried out by an international team of 4 persons from Ukraine and Poland:Jozef Markiewicz (Warsaw, Poland), Anna Abakunova (Dnipro, Ukraine), Georgii Abakunov (Dnіpro, Ukraine), and Zemfira Kondur (Kyiv, Ukraine).
A talk on the exhibition will be given on zoom by Dr. Hanna Abakunova, one of the project researchers. Please join us on Tuesday, March 14 @ 7 PM https://wagner.zoom.us/j/99298927406? pwd=ZjVxNTNqRW8vaDJtbUhUbVZvN2plQT09
To visit the exhibition: https://wagner.edu/about/visit/