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Musealia’s Auschwitz Exhibition Receives Prestigious European Awards

Musealia’s Auschwitz Exhibition Receives Prestigious European Awards

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How is the version of the exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York different from the original one?

Musealia is a Spanish company that creates, manages and promotes large travelling historic and scientific exhibitions that are hosted by museums, cultural institutions and educational centers throughout the world.

On May 7, 2020, the European Commission and Europa Nostra awarded their exhibition Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away   the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2020, within the “Education, Training and Awareness-Raising” category.  This is the most prestigious award in the field of European Heritage. It recognizes the significant educational and social work of this travelling exhibition, which provides those who cannot visit the Auschwitz Memorial in person with a comprehensive perspective of the complex history of the place, as well as of the fate of the more than 1.3 million people, mostly Jews, who were deported there during Nazism.

According to the jury, “this educational and awareness-raising project preserves the memory of one of the most terrible episodes in human history and is based on exhaustive and scientific historical research. Its content is transmitted in an accessible and direct way to different audiences without simplifying its importance, having already received, in addition, an impressive number of visitors.”

Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away is currently housed in the New York Museum of Jewish Heritage, and for the first time publicly displays over 700 original objects found at Auschwitz and never-before-seen documentation relating to the Holocaust.

Following the announcement of the winners for the different categories of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2020, the public can now vote online for their three favorite projects to decide the winner of the Public Choice Award, which will be announced after the summer. Voting is open until September 1.

In addition, on January 30, 2020 Musealia opened a new exhibitSeeing Auschwitz, in collaboration with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, and in partnership with the United Nations and UNESCO. 

Shortly after Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away first opened in Madrid, we spoke with Luis Ferreiro, the director of the exhibitionThis week we are speaking with him about the European Heritage Award and the new exhibit.