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„Jews in the Gulag“ in the Museum of Occupations

(This article expired 01.05.2017.)

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Estonia and the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in Prague cordially invite you to the exhibition "Jews in the Gulag" presented in the Museum of Occupations from 24 March till 24 April 2017.

The exhibition describes fates of the Czechoslovak Jews in Soviet labour camps during the Second World War.

"At the start of World War II, hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Nazi-occupied countries of Europe sought shelter in many states around the world, encountering varying degrees of understanding and openness on the part of local governments. Refugees met a particular approach in the Soviet Union.

At the turn of the 1930s and 1940s, the country was recovering from
the period of the Great Terror and paranoia about internal and external enemies still lingered.
Thousands fled to the East to escape Nazi persecution only to find themselves charged by the
Soviet security agencies of the NKVD with illegally crossing the border, espionage or being in the country illegally and became slaves in Communist Gulag..."

Opening of the exhibition took place on March 23, 2017 (see photos at the gallery). The exhibition was opened by speeches of a director of the Museum of occupation Ms Merilin Piipuu, Czech ambassador H. E. Ms Gabriela Tomankova and Mr Adam Hradilek, co-author of the exhibition.

The exhibition was prepared by Mr Adam Hradilek and Mr Jan Dvorak from the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in Prague.


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