Shattered Hopes. Postwar Czechoslovakia as a Crossroads of Jewish Life
From 26. 02. 2015 to 23. 08. 2015
Galerie Roberta Guttmanna, U Staré školy 3, Prague 1
The defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of WWII in Europe put an end to the genocide of persons who, based on legislature effective in the territories controlled by Nazi Germany and its allies, were labelled as Jews or members of a "mixed race". Those of the survivors who originally came from the Czech lands gradually returned home to begin a new life. The new exhibition reveals lesser-known aspects of the history of the Czech lands after WWII related to the repatriation of the survivors of the death camps and the transfer of dozens of thousands of Jewish refugees via Czechoslovakia. The theme of the exhibition thus builds on the museum's previous project, "Orient in Bohemia? Jewish Refugees during the First World War".