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Calling a spade a spade. The Holocaust in Polish folk art

Exhibitions
Die Dinge beim Namen nennen © Or-Ex
Violence, terror and crimes against humanity: The special exhibition shows works by non-professional Polish artists who deal with the Holocaust in Poland. Almost all of the creators were born after the Second World War and are familiar with the martyrdom of Poles from stories and the Polish collective memory. The works, carved from wood and painted in great detail, focus on historical events, inform and keep memories alive so that these terrible crimes are not forgotten. The artists use simple symbols and images for this purpose, which have an all the more powerful and blunt effect on the viewer.

All the works were collected by Louis Galinski and the entire collection shows folk art from different periods of Polish history. For the exhibition in the Salmen, 17 objects were selected that deal with the Holocaust period.

Polish folk sculpture originally came from Polish villages and was characterized by religiosity and the personal faith of the artists. Even today, traditional religious symbols can be found in the works.
This exhibition is available in
German

Museum details

Address
Lange Straße 52
77652
Offenburg
+49 781 82 2701
Opening hours

48.468048836267, 7.9470395711639

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