27 January, 2020
Roma Station

27 January 2020 Roma Station We invite you to attend the opening of the exhibition Auschwitz by Maribor photographer Branimir Ritonja. The opening will take place on 27 January at 18.00 in the Roma Station. We also invite you to join us the day before, on 26 January, at 15.00 for the installation of the exhibition.

The exhibition marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, one of the worst Nazi concentration camps. In 2017, Branimir Ritonja embarked for the first time ever on an exploratory photographic journey through the heritage of Jewish cemeteries from Trieste and Venice across Central Europe to Krakow in Poland. On this journey, he also visited the Auschwitz memorial and museum site of the former Auschwitz extermination camp. Struck by the vastness, the ominousness and, at the same time, the strange serenity of one of Europe’s largest killing grounds, even a master photographer as experienced as Branimir Ritonja felt that the story of Auschwitz, not least because of the reverence for the victims, simply could not be told in any other way than through a purely self-contained photographic narrative. The opening of the exhibition will be accompanied by a talk, moderated by Marjetka Bedrač and attended by Branimir Ritonja, a renowned Maribor photographer, and Fatmir Bećiri, a representative of Maribor’s Roma community.

The activity will take place from 18.00 to 19.30. Participation is free of charge.

More information: epeka@epeka.si

EU Funds

The project is partly funded by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and the European Union through the European Social Fund. The operation is financed under the Operational Programme for the Implementation of the European Cohesion Policy 2014-2020, Priority Axis 9 “Social inclusion and reducing the risk of poverty”, Priority Investment 9.1 “Active inclusion, including the promotion of equal opportunities and active participation, and improving employability”, Specific Objective 9.1.2 “Empowering target groups to move towards the labour market”.