The Nazi Ghetto Exhibition In Rome: Holocaust Memorial Day


The Nazi Ghetto Exhibition In Rome: Holocaust Memorial Day

The term ‘ghetto’ had been very much popular when the Nazis used to rule Germany. Hitler was reigning during that time. That was a dark time for the Jews who lived in Germany. In order to remind those days of darkness, people celebrate the Holocaust Memorial Day in the current time.

Holocaust Memorial Day

People celebrate Memorial Day 27th of January because it is the day that the Allied Forces liberated Auschwitz from the Germans. Beyond the gate which meant work makes you free, appeared hell. For the first time, the world saw up close what had happened as well as the killing in reality.

The Nazi Ghetto Exhibition In Rome: Holocaust Memorial Day
The Nazi Ghetto Exhibition In Rome: Holocaust Memorial Day

Today, we come out of the gates of Auschwitz, as an act of recognition of this story. We do it to recognize evil. January 27th is the Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust, the most terrible mass murder in history. Memorial Day was recognized to help everyone, most especially young people, to keep awake our consciousness.

Nazi Ghetto Exhibition

This exhibition begins in Rome for celebrating the Holocaust Memorial Day with the exhibition of the Nazi ghettos. It was live up to the 4th of March, 2012. The exhibition was curated by Marcello Pezzetti. He looked after the history of the Nazi Ghettos in Poland from 1939 to 1944. He thoroughly went through their creation, the daily life within them. Moreover, he looked for disease, hunger, forced labour, resistance, and the final settlement as well.

In the central hall of the exhibition, a six feet tall wooden fence occupied the center. They were the witnesses of the ghettoized Jews. Nazi ghettos were the first concentration camps in Germany that bore the symbol of anti-Semitism. Those barriers separated the Jews from other people of society. Those fences often interpreted the epidemic or quarantine zones in Poland.

Model Of Ghetto

People who visited the exhibition came to know about the life in those places. Indecency spread everywhere between abuse, regulations, forced labour, and restrictions. The curator presented some colour graphics to visualize the whole thing. People often use ghetto to show inferiority.

Bottom Line

The Nazi Ghetto Exhibition In Rome: Holocaust Memorial Day
The Nazi Ghetto Exhibition In Rome: Holocaust Memorial Day

The exhibition described some of the darkest moments of our recent history of World War 2. The researchers and the curator himself showed it by different videos, photographs, and artifacts. Some documentations and newspaper reports were there as well. Apart from these, different public and private institutions also provided the information as well. They took different sources like the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Ghetto Fighters House, Stowarzyszenie Zydowska Instytut, Vachem Yad, Bundesarchiv Berlin, to name a few. The days had passed, but it remains in our mind like a dark spot. After seeing the exhibition, people who idolized racism were also scared.

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