Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life [fr]
This exhibition is based on the journal written by Hélène Berr, a young Jewish French woman, whose promising future was brutally cut short by Vichy Government’s laws and the extermination plan imagined by the Nazis.
Studying English Literature at Sorbonne University, Helene Berr was 21 years old when she began her journal. We follow her steps through Paris under the German Occupation, perceiving the daily experience of the unbearable, oscillating between hope and despair, until her arrest and deportation to Auschwitz in 1944.
While revealing a true premonition of the inescapable, this subtle testimony is exceptionally poetic, has rare literary qualities, and carries a universal dimension that regards and questions every human being with sincerity. The exhibition however goes beyond the framework of Helene Berr’s journal and personality, as it broadens the context of the Occupation and addresses largely the persecution of the Jews in France. With the support of films, photographs, interactive videos, maps, archives, and facsimile documents, this exhibition shows how the daily lives of Jews had been impacted by these terrible acts of violence.
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- Hélène Berr, booklet
The exhibition will be on view from October 29, 2013 to January 7, 2014.
You will find below the opening reception invitation taking place on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm.
Monday to Friday, 9 am to 9 pm
Sat. 9 am to 8 pm
Sun. 11 am to 9 pm
Closed on all University holidays or for Special events - call to check at 954-262-4613.
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- Opening Invitation- Oct. 29, 2013
This exhibition, curated by Karen Taieb and Sophie Nagiscarde, was designed, created, and circulated by Mémorial de la Shoah (Paris, France), and made possible through the generous support of SNCF.
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Article published Oct. 15, 2013.