This exhibition, created in the framework of the HerStories project, conveys the multifaceted Jewish history of the 20th century in Europe through the biographies of seven Jewish women from Germany, Poland, Greece, Spain, Hungary, Slovakia and Czechia. 

Travelling in the footsteps of seven European Jewish women ‒ through time and space ‒ we can see where they were in particular moments in history, what they experienced and how they felt during the first decades of the 20th century, the interwar period, the dark years of the Second World War and the Holocaust, and postwar Europe. Oral history interviews with Rosa, Katarína, Ludmila, Irena, and Vera, Lisa's memoir and biography, and the account of Rosl's daughter Dory, give us invaluable insight into their lives. 

These stories reveal not only individual views and decisions, but also their roles in society, their survival strategies, as well as their worlds falling apart and then being rebuilt in the postwar years. This way the unique story and experience of each woman ‒ juxtaposed and intertwined with one another ‒ reveals the complexity and diversity of 20th century European Jewish history.