The Righteous - Courage is a matter of choice
Schlossmuseum Linz / 19. Feb. 2020 till 24. May. 2020
Opening: Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 6 pm
Duration of exhibition: 19 February - 24 May 2020
The Israeli Holocaust Memorial Yad Vashem honours people who, without payment, helped their Jewish fellow citizens to survive or to emigrate during the Nazi regime. Worldwide such persons are granted the honorary title “The Righteous among the Nations”.
In collaboration with Johannes Kepler University, Linz the association “The Austrian Friends of Yad Vashem” [Die österreichischen Freunde von Yad Vashem] initiated a project specially presenting the Austrian Righteous. Under the academic supervision of Prof Michael John and Prof Albert Lichtblau an exhibition was created in which the period of Nazi terror in Austria and the persecution of the Jewish population up to the Holocaust are portrayed and communicated.
At the centre of this presentation are courageous people who often made solitary and frequently life-threatening choices. How were they able to protect their Jewish fellow citizens from annihilation by the Nazi henchmen?
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