Promote the shared responsibility and the importance of education on the genocide to promote the denial of all forms of discrimination, violence and anti-Semitism.
EUROM‘s proposals for the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27, the date of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi camp in 1945) in Barcelona focused on the shared responsibility and the importance of education on the genocide to promote denial of all forms of discrimination, violence and anti-Semitism. The activities are part of the program promoted by the Commissioner of Memory Programs of Barcelona City Council in collaboration with the Barcelona History Museum (MUHBA).
Holocaust Remembrance Transmission
One of the various activities carried out in 2018 was the holding of an informative talk on the Holocaust, given by Jordi Guixé (Director of EUROM), for the secondary school students at the Moisès Broggi Institute. Then the students were invited to participate in the creation of a mural. The creative proposal was inspired by the graphic novel Maus, by Art Spiegelman. The activity took place in the King’s Square on a modular structure and acted as a vehicle for the transmission of the memory of the Holocaust for the participants of the activity, but also for the spectators and pedestrians who witnessed the action. The modular structure that supports the mural was in the King’s Square in Barcelona for a few days, then it was exhibited in the Chapel of Santa Àgata, MUHBA. The mural was later exhibited in the Aribau Patio in the historic building of the University of Barcelona. A transversal and transgenerational project that went through the whole city of Barcelona, from a public neighbourhood institute, a museum of the city’s emblematic Gothic Quarter, to the headquarters of the University of Barcelona. In this project, collaborating with the activities of EUROM, Murs de bitàcola designed and executed the participatory activity with the students, with the support and accompaniment of Núria Ricart Ulldemolins.
The activity was conceived halfway between a “masterclass” and an invitation to students to collaborate with the artist in the creation of the work. The graphic proposal, the technical and the practical decisions on the methodology and strategy of the execution of the work were taken by the artist, but when it came to carrying it out he had a team of first-class assistants who ended up leaving the role of helpers and becoming co-authors. The fact that the activity was proposed to high school art students meant that the participants had not only a special interest in participating and learning but also an initiative and proactive attitude and a certain visual background, as could be seen in the final result and the parties involved said, the experience was very enriching.