The Life in Nazi Concentration Camps
27. 1. 2020 to 16. 2. 2020
27. 1. 2020 to 16. 2. 2020

The Life in Nazi Concentration Camps

The exhibition The Life in Nazi Concentration Camps – Creating Fine Arts in Camps, depicts life in concentration camp – from the arrival of deportees to a German concentration camp, to the liberation and departure back home. Special attention is given to the creation of fine arts in camps, which involved the making of simple small items for everyday use. The concentration camp inmates made them from the materials available to them in the camps. At the same time, rare drawings, which were secretly drawn during the World War II by imprisoned Slovene artists, are highlighted as the leading motive.

More than 20,000 Slovenes were deported to Nazi concentration camps during World War II, one-third of whom died in the camps. After arriving at the camp, a systematic dehumanization began. Each camper was given a camp number with an associated colour triangle indicating his or her status and nationality. The Slovenes mostly wore a red triangle of political prisoners with the letter J - Yugoslav (Jugoslovan).