Works by Polish children from the Second World War period and contemporary works by Ukrainian children are exhibited in the arch of the memorial, Jana Chourová Plachá, deputy director of the Lidice Memorial, told ČTK today.
The exhibition is a Polish-Ukrainian project. The Polish State Archives, the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ukrainian project Mom, I See War collaborated on it. “They are mostly drawings,” added Chourová Plachá.
The exhibition will last until the end of October, its aim is to show that war always looks the same in children’s eyes. “Regardless of place and time, war is a great evil, and the child is always a victim in it. The similarity between historical and contemporary works is striking. Children draw tanks, planes dropping bombs, fires and explosions. He draws wounded and dead, destroyed houses, graves. They draw themselves and their families, draw evacuation and escape. But they also express hope and capture their dreams for the future,” the Polish Institute in Prague said in a press release.
In addition to Lidice, selected drawings in the form of a traveling exhibition can be seen in several dozen countries. They also follow up on the 83rd anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War.