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Memory Images 

Society of Commemorative Culture in the Art of Women


Chava Pressburger, Ohne Titel, 61 x 46 cm

Private View:
Chava Pressburger – Impression in Paper
Private View:
Chava Pressburger – Impression in Paper
Welcoming:     Küf Kaufmann
Introduction:  Dr. Ilka Wonschik
Music:         Svetlana Kapitanova am Flügel und
               Svetlana Yudelevych an der Geige


Kultur- und Begegnungszentrum Ariowitsch-Haus e.V.

Hinrichsenstraße 14
04105 Leipzig

23.05.2018 - 19:00 Uhr



Haus der FrauenGeschichte 
Wolfstr. 41 

5311 Bonn

Illustrated Lecture: Hajo Jahn, Dr. Ilka Wonschik

06.05.2018 – 11:30 Uhr

At the beginning of the 20th century the STURM-Gallery in Berlin was the scene of avant-garde art in Europe. This gallery also exhibited female artists, although official cultural and educational policy did not confidence women to be creative. To study at art academies wasn't allowed for women. The fact that female artists from France, Russia, Belgium or Poland were able to exhibit in the STURM-Galerie was mainly due to two women: Else Lasker-Schüler, the painting poet, and the Swede Nell Walden.

Hajo Jahn is chairman and founder of the Else Lasker-Schüler-Gesellschaft. The journalist was a radio / TV presenter and WDR studio director in Wuppertal until retirement.

Ilka Wonschik iis chairwoman and foundress of the association Memory Pictures – Society of Commemorative Culture in the Art of Women. She has been working for various publishers since 1993 and since 2003 has been working as a freelance author.

Nell and Herwarth Walden 

A Childhood under a Star –
The Siblings Eva and Petr Ginz

Kavárna Liberál

Heřmanova 6 
17000 Prag

20.02.2018 – 19:00 Uhr

On the 1st of February, it would have been the ninetieth birthday of Petr Ginz, an artistically gifted boy from the Czech-Jewish family. In 1942 he was deported to Theresienstadt and two years later he was murdered in the age of 16 in the gas chambers of Auschwitz.

His drawing "Moon Landscape" has become a symbol of the victims of the Holocaust.

Peter's sister Eva (Chava Pressburger) was also interned in Theresienstadt and emigrated to Israel in 1948 where she works as a painter and paper artist.

From Peter's estate, the artist published his diary and the adventurous novel "Visit from the Ages".

As part of today's event - the evening before Chava Pressburger's 88th birthday - the fate of the two siblings will be traced by their own quotes and texts and other contributions prepared by students of the Přírodní škola High School.

Also attend František Tichý this evening, the author of "The Prince with a Yellow Star" and the art historian Ilka Wonschik, who wrote a monograph on the artist Chava Pressburger, which now has also been published in Czech by the publisher Trigon-Knihy. who also organizes this evening. Free admission.

Chava Pressburger und ihre Familie, Prag 1937

Chava Pressburger –
An artist's life shaped by violence and war

Museum Education and Culture Centre,
Maiselová 15, Prague

Speaker: Dr. Ilka Wonschik, Cologne

19.02.2018 - 18:00 Uhr

The work of Chava Pressburger (*1930), a Czech-Israeli painter and paper artist, is strongly influenced by her life experiences – growing up in a family influenced by both Jewish and Christian traditions, deportation to the Theresienstadt Ghetto during WWII or the communist coup of 1948 which made her flee to Israel. Pressburger reflects on the themes of Holocaust and especially the loss of her beloved brother Petr Ginz (murdered in Auschwitz) by exploring motifs such as hatred and suffering, loss and hope. 

Chava Pressburger

Beit Levitus, 62 x 47 cm

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