ART & HOLOCAUST introductory conference

Conference program

November 22, 2022 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m

theater performance Gypsy Boxer

Theater of one actor performed by the Czech artist Filip Teller. A story about friendship that was forbidden in the Third Reich…

The monodrama is based on the life of boxing star Johann Trollmann, known as Rukeli, who in 1933 became the light heavyweight champion of Germany. However, the title was later taken away from him because of his Roma origin. He finished his last fight with bleached blond hair and a powdered face like a caricature of an “Aryan” boxer. He was murdered in 1943 in the Neuengamme concentration camp.

November 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m

Introductory conference to the project


PaedDr. Anna Ondrušeková the author of the project and the director of the Tatranská gallery in Poprad – introductory words to the project, presentation of the website

PaedDr. Milan Majerský, PhD. chairman of the Prešov self-governing region – word of the founder Ing. Andrej Kiska ex-president of the Slovak Republic – Holocaust, its causes and analogy with manifestations of extremism in Slovakia

M.A. Michal Vaněk, PhD. director of SNM – Museum of Jewish Culture in Bratislava, partner institution of the project – Educational opportunities on the subject of the Holocaust Mats Tangestuen academic director of the Jewish Museum Oslo, a partner institution of the project – a video speech about the exhibition

Prof. Ľubomír Stacho university teacher, artist, photographer, main guarantor of the project – Artistic rendering of the Holocaust theme in photography

The international conference ART & HOLOCAUST attended by renowned Slovak, Norwegian, Polish and Czech historians.

The conference “City and Space Remember” will be on the theme Holocaust and the cities of Europe (the effects of the Holocaust on the particular cities) – deportations of Jews and Romas, their returns after the War, fates of people, women, families marked by the Holocaust.

Additional themes:

1. Art as a method of recovery from trauma

2. Art as a reminder

3. Art as an educational tool