"Perseguits i Salvats," presented in conjunction with the Diputació de Lleida, tells the story of the escape of Jew refugees during the Holocaust through the mountains that connect France and Spain. The exhibition's opening will include a conference and and documentary screening focusing on the experience of survivors of the Holocaust who fled to the Pyrenees and their families.
Insituto Cervantes and the Diputació de Lleida will present "Perseguits i Salvats," a exhibition curated by Josep Calvet that documents the story of Jews who fled to the Pyrenees to escape the Holocaust.
During World War II, thousands of people crossed the Pyrenees towards Spain fleeing from Nazi barbarism or to enlist in the Allied armies. The majority were Jews but there were also military allies and members of the Resistance in Germany and France. In Catalonia, escape networks were created to save these refugees, creating pathways from the border in the Pyrenees to the city of Barcelona.
December 10, 2019, 7 pm: Exhibition Opening
December 11, 2019, 7 pm: Documentary Screening
December 12, 2019, 7 pm: Conference
Exhibition: Perseguits i Salvats
Opening December 10, 2019
211 E 49th St, New York, NY
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