2.08.2021 - online

From the Perspective of the Roma Genocide Remembrance – Online Walk of the Temporary Exhibition titled “Such a Landscape”

fot. Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

Author’s guiding at a temporary exhibition prepared by Dr Krzysztof Gil. A look at the landscape after the Holocaust is being supplemented with the perspective of remembrance of the Roma Genocide. In addition to the temporary exhibition, we will also see a mural painted by Krzysztof Gil, located in Grochów titled: "Zalikierdo Drom/An Interrupted Journey".

Event is organized as part of the commemoration of the Roma Holocaust Memorial Day.

In the evening of the August 2, 1944, Germans started the liquidation of the so-called Gypsy camp (Zigeunerlager) in Auschwitz-Birkenau. 2897 Roma were murdered in gas chambers. In total, almost 23 thousand Roma were transported to Auschwitz – Birkenau. Around 1700 were taken to the gas chambers after they arrived to the camp. It is estimated that a half of the Roma who lived in the areas under the Third Reich occupation during World War II, perished.

Since 2014, the POLIN Museum has been participating in the events commemorating the Porajmos - the Roma Genocide Remembrance Day. In the previous years, in cooperation with the Towards Dialogue Foundation, we have been organising educational courses, meetings, film shows and discussion panels connected with the Remembrance Day. This year, our current temporary exhibition titled: “Wilhelm Sasnal: Such a Landscape” is becoming a starting point for an afterthought on remembrance and non-remembrance of the Roma history.

dr Krzysztof Gil studied graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, in 2018 he defended his doctoral dissertation at his mother-academia. Currently he is a lecturer at the Faculty of Art at the Cracow Pedagogical University named after the Commission of National Education. He is engaged in drawing, painting, installation and traditional graphics. In 2016, he was awarded with the Creative Grant of the City of Cracow. He was presenting his works in the following institutions and art galleries: European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture – ERIAC (Berlin), BWA Wrocław, BWA Tarnów, Galeria Szara Kamienica (Kraków), MWW Muzeum Sztuki Współczesnej Wrocław, le e’trangere art gallery London, Akedemie der Kunst Berlin.


A walk with a translation into Polish Sign Language and English language.,,