A multimedia exhibition under the title of Faces of Europe will be held at the Museum of the Police of the Czech Republic in Prague, on the occasion of the 75th and 76th anniversaries of the liberation of the Ravensbrück women's concentration camp.
The opening of the exhibition will be held on 11 January 2021 from 18:00 (Central European Time) at the Police Museum - it will be held virtually (live broadcast): https://youtu.be/bPEc0e-sU7M (online). The exhibition will be physically located at the Museum of the Police of the Czech Republic in Prague 2, Ke Karlovu 1 until the end of February 2021. Visitors will be able to view the exhibition virtually for an extended period on the museum's website: https://www.muzeumpolicie.cz (all the materials).
The exhibition is a testimony to the women who were imprisoned in the Ravensbrück concentration camp and their resilience. It presents 27 stories accompanied by 24 large-format portraits of women from 13 European countries.
The exhibition was prepared by the Ravensbrück Memorial and the Ravensbrück International Committee, with the support of the Commissioner for Culture and Media of the Federal Republic of Germany and the State of Brandenburg. Key partners to the exhibition in the Czech Republic include the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic, the Police Museum, the Fire and Rescue Service, the Lidice Memorial and also many volunteers.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Czech version of the exhibition can be viewed virtually. The core of the exhibition consists of the historical portraits and stories of women imprisoned in this concentration camp, and is accompanied by artefacts, short films, audio recordings, texts, contributions by experts and musical accompaniment.
The official opening at the Ravensbrück Memorial has had to be postponed as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, but because the photographs were printed in Prague, it was agreed that the first exhibition would be held virtually here.
The exhibition can serve as educational material in European history and democracy for schools and the general public. It is also a statement of human cohesion, international cooperation, mutual assistance, resistance against evil and a testimony to human resilience, as well as addressing current challenges, including values that are important during the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibition in Prague is prepared in Czech.
The “Faces of Europe“ exhibition is a traveling exhibition and will subsequently be held in additional countries.