A mobile version of the EuroVision Lab. exhibition ‘The Fragility of Tolerance’ was opened in the Vazrozhdensko Uchilishte in Kyustendil/ Bulgaria to honour the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is in the framework of the EuroVision Lab. implemented in National Museum of History.
As Her Excellency Mrs. Irit Lillian, Ambassador of Israel in Bulgaria, said at the opening ceremony, we are the ones to make sure that the whole story of the people who survived will be told along with the story of the saviours, of the righteous among the nations, who were ready to swim against the current, even risking their lives in the name of the others.
Dr. Vanya Stoyanova from the Bulgarian Academy of Science gave a special lecture on the Holocaust. Mr. Svetlozar Zhelev, Director of the National Book Centre of the National Palace of Culture, announced an essay contest ‘The Holocaust and the Bulgarian Saviours. A Challenge in Hard Times’.
Guests to the event were the U.S. Cultural Attaché Ms. Tammy Paltchikov, the Kyustendil Regional Governor Mr. Viktor Yanev, the Mayor Mr. Petar Paunov, the City Council Chair Mr. Ivan Andonov, museum professionals, historians, teachers, students, mass media representatives and general public.
The exhibition will stay in Dimitar Peshev House Museum till 07 March 2016. Co-organisers of the event are Kyustendil Municipality and Acad. Yordan Ivanov Regional Museum of History in Kyustendil, an EMEE partner of NMH.