See the virtual edition of the “Friends Album” exhibition prepared as a part of the “Shtetl of Tsanz – Young Ambassadors of Tolerance” project. The exhibition was inspired by our reflections upon human rights and also by memories about young people, whose fate was tragically shifted by World War II.
The exhibition, in the form of a slideshow, can be viewed by clicking the link below. Come, join us!
The exhibition was presented in the Grybów Town Community Centre and on the Main Square and in front of the MCK SOKÓŁ building in Nowy Sącz..
“Friends Album” exhibition was prepared by young people, participants of the “Shtetl of Tsanz – Young Ambassadors of Tolerance” project carried out by the Nomina Rosae Foundation within the Citizens for Democracy programme in 2015 and 2016. Young Ambassadors, while taking part in the course on problems of tolerance, counteracting xenophobia and hate speech in the context of Jewish history, came in contact with various sources that allowed them to gain deeper insight on the topic and gain knowledge. One of the historical sources they analyzed were photographs and among them portraits of they agemates from the pre-war period. Those photos are often of people, whose names disappeared in the great conflagration of history. Most of them met the terrible wartime fate. Young Ambassadors by juxtaposing their portraits with the portraits of their agemates (both Poles and Jews) taken by prewar photographers felt, that in a way they are getting close to the people who are long gone. Those people suffered, because someone denied them their freedom, dignity, their right to live.
We want those portraits – both contemporary and prewar ones – to give an impulse to think and reflect upon the neverending need to learn respect for other people, regardless of their descent or faith.
Photographs: Piotr Droździk
Archival photographs: Yad Vashem, National Archive in Kraków, Nowy Sącz Branch, Nomina Rosae Foundation collections, collection for the House of History
Photographs are accompanied by Young Ambassadors of Tolerance thoughts regarding their participation in the project.