Veleposlaništvo RS Washington /Napovednik /
01.06.2016  

EXHIBITION: JEWISH SOLDIERS OF THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN ARMY ON THE ISONZO FRONT OF WWI

The exhibition, entitled “Forgive Us, Forgive Us, Oh You, the Dead”, is dedicated to Jewish soldiers in the Austro-Hungarian army who fell on the Isonzo Front (Soška fronta) of WWI in the territory of present-day Slovenia. A total of around 300,000 Jewish soldiers participated in the war and estimates put the number of Jewish soldiers who lost their lives during WWI at around 40,000. The exhibition is based on historical research of the documents, photos and existing literature and also interviews with people who knew about Jews who fought on the side of the Austrian army in WWI.

The exhibition was provided by the Maribor synagogue, which serves as a cultural center of Jewish heritage in Slovenia. The exhibition was curated by Petra Svoljšak and Renato Podberšič.

Date and time: May 1 – June 17, 2016; opened Monday to Friday during business hours (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Free and open to the public.

Location:  Embassy of Slovenia, 2410 California Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20008

For more information and questions about the exhibition send an e-mail to: sloembassy.washington(at)gov.si