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(Hi)stories and Reconciling Memories. The German and Romanian Communities of Sântana Photo Exhibition

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Expoziţia de fotografie „(Hi)stories and reconciling memories”, 2010

On 25 November 2010, the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile, in collaboration with the Faculty of Political Science within the University of Bucharest, opened the photographic exhibition entitled (Hi)stories and Reconciling Memories. The German and Romanian Communities of Sântana.

The exhibition was based on the field researches which took place in the interval July-August 2010 in Sântana (Arad County). It aimed to explore, from an ethnographic and historical point of view, the dominant ethnic communities of Sântana, that is, the German and the Romanian one, and to present documents of the different stages within the solving of the ethnic conflict that arose in the region in the aftermath of 1945. The tradition, the history and the stories of this mixed community were rendered through pictures within personal archives, present-day photographs and interview fragments.

The exhibition was displayed at the Institute for Political Research in the interval 25 November-17 December 2010.

The project benefited by the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.