We are presenting the video stories about the salvation of Jews during the Holocaust. The heroes of these stories are people, who by their deeds saved humanity during the inhuman times of the Second World War. The atmosphere of terror, death and danger which was surrounding the Saviours is represented by the unique photos from the Museum’s Collection.
They were taken by the soldiers of the Wehrmacht during 1941-1944 and transferred by philanthropists and collectors Martin Bogaert (Belgium) and Dmytro Pirkl (Ukraine). Photos from archives and open sources were also used. Most of the photos were published for the first time.
Why does the memory about the Second World War still bother us? The answer is a new exhibition project “Ukraine. Unfinished War ...”. Its concept is to show with the museum objects the difficult path to independence of Ukraine, to look at the past events of Ukraine not through the prism of certain political preferences, but through documents, evidence and factual information.
Structure and emotional content of the exposition contribute the colored solution. The dark red color (like blood) accompanies the narrative of the events on the fronts of the First and the Second World Wars, in which Ukraine became the epicenter of the bloody fighting. The history of the Ukrainian nation was written during the military confrontation and political upheavals. The grey color represents the state of the ordinary person, who is outside the laws of morality and humanity.
Art installations contribute philosophical reading of the presented materials.
We invite you to see the exhibition. Entrance ticket lets you visit it.
“The Ukrainian East” is the name of new museum project, created with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation. It’s a story about the current Russian-Ukrainian war, about the valor and sacrifices of the patriots who defend the sovereignty of Ukraine against the aggressor in its eastern territories, about the population who suffers, survives, struggles, about the socio-humanitarian problems caused by fighting and temporary occupation.
The project is the result of almost six years of activity of the museum team, which covers the events of this war in thematic exhibitions, educational and communication events since 2014. Only artifacts. Innovative solutions. Real emotions.
We invite you to get acquainted with it.
The exhibition "FREE" tells about our citizens who were arrested and convicted by the Russian Federation and the quasi-state formations "DPR" and "LPR" due to pro-Ukrainian views, public position, belonging to patriotic organizations. They went through torture, show trials, prisons, but did not break. They came back to their homeland during the exchanges between the Russian Federation, ORDLO and Ukraine. Their names are Stanislav Aseyev, Volodymyr Balukh, Edem Bekirov, Mykola Karpyuk, Oleksandr Kolchenko, Vitaliy Markiv, Anastasia Mukhina, Yevhen Panov, Bohdan Pantyushenko, Oleh Sentsov, Oleksiy Syzonovych, Olena Sorokina and Roman Sushchenko.
Despite the fact that not all of the heroes of the exhibition have been released yet, we still call them FREE for their FREE spirit, thoughts, aspirations, actions, struggle. Valentyn Vyhivskyi and hundreds of other prisoners are still in jails.
Personal belongings, correspondence, photos, banners and other evidences of the struggle give a binary feeling: joy for those for whom slavery has become a thing of the past, and disturbance for those for whom it remains the present. The struggle for them continues!
With "Pictures about the Museum" I invite you to an art-museum trip around an exposition, during which I will tell you about the meanings embedded in the artistic images of the projects "Ukraine. Unfinished War…”, “Hide-and-Seek”, “Free”: I worked on them. I will share my own perception and reading of the art and relic complexes created by the museum team earlier. You will have the opportunity to assess not only the quality of practical implementation of artistic ideas, but also the extent of their response in your heart. I invite you to the museum!
Your Anton Logov