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INFORMATION IN ENGLISH
The State Commissioner for the records of the State Security of the former GDR in Mecklenburg - Western Pomerania presents the exhibition at the Marstall in Schwerin, in partnership with the NDR, and supported by the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture of MV.
The exhibition presents relics of and testimonies to the Soviet camp
system collected by the “Memorial” human rights organization all
over the former Soviet Union from the 1980s to the present. The
exhibition project seeks answers to the following question: How can
the Gulag – a penal camp system already described by its contemporaries
as the “quintessence” of Soviet tyranny – be characterized,
how can it be comprehended in all of its dimensions? Voices of people
who experienced it first-hand and biographies of former inmates
accompany visitors on their exploration of this remote archipelago
and create a panorama of the Soviet camp system. Objects from
the “Memorial” holdings – for example a makeshift bread pouch, a
tattered dress or a metal grave tag – make the everyday lives of the
camp inmates tangible.
An exhibition by the “Memorial” Society, Moscow and the
Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation in
cooperation with Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg.
Sponsored by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.
18 July to 24 October 2014
On show in the Marstall in Schwerin
Open daily 10 am to 6 pm
Admission: 5 Euro, reduced 3 Euro,
free up to the age of 18 years
More about the exhibition, click here: www.ausstellung-gulag.org
Flyer for download