A Holocaust exhibition by renowned Finnish Roma artist launches its world tour!


A story untold by author Veijo Baltzar

Internationally unique Finnish-born exhibition ”Miranda – the Roma Holocaust. Who’s afraid of the White Man?” launches its international tour. Exhibition has been produced by Cultural Counsellor Veijo Baltzar, world-leading Romani author and artist, the chairman of Creative Association for Arts and Culture DROM. Exhibition’s European touring project Through Miranda’s Eyes 2017–2018 (TME) is the opening of the exhibition’s world tour. The project is supported by EU’s Europe for Citizens program. Miranda exhibition tells about the silenced genocide of the Roma in the Second World War. Miranda has successfully toured Finland since 2012 reaching over 1 mill Finnish citizens. Exhibition was on display at National Museum of Finland 2013–2014.

Through Miranda’s Eyes project aims to build intercultural dialogue and to renew European history teaching. Miranda is the Anne Frank of the Roma and represents a new and innovative exhibition concept and an international brand. The project has received a lot of attention particularly for the fact of being the first ever Holocaust exhibition
created by Roma themselves. During TME project Miranda will travel to over 20 states. Following partners are involved in the project:

Espoo City Cultural Centre (FIN), City of Haparanda (SWE), Dansk Institut för Internationale Studier (DEN), Copenhagen Main Library (DEN), European Parliament (BEL), Benelux Institute (FIN/BEL), Museum of Occupations in Tallinn (EST), Riga Ghetto Museum (LAT), Slovak National Museum/ Sered Holocaust Museum (SLO), National and University Library
in Zagreb (HRV), Holocaust Memorial Center (HUN), The National Holocaust Centre Beth Shalom (UK), Museum of Romani Culture, Brno (CZE), Institute of Romani Culture (ALB), Asociatia Tikvah (ROM), Latin Art Gallery (CZE), European Roma and Travellers Forum ERTF (FRA), Documentation and Cultural Center of German Sinti and Roma (DEU), Museum del Holocausto in Buenos Aires (ARG), Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies (UKR), Finnish Institute in St. Petersburg (RUS), Anne Frank Foundation (NLD), The Archive of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
(POL), Gedenkstätte für die Bonner Opfer des Nationalsozialismus, An der Synagoge e.V. (DEU), The Ethnological Archive of the Museum of Ethnography (HUN), The Archive of National Library (AUS), Memorial Center Camp, Westerbork (NLD), Photo Archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USA), Bundesarchiv - Federal Archives,
Koblenz (DEU), Landelijke Sinti Organisatie (NLD), Bildagentur bpk (DEU), Museum of Pietarsaari (FIN).

Miranda's world tour opening in Finland will take place on Wed 15 Feb at 6 pm at Espoo Cultural Centre. The tour will be launched from Riga Ghetto Museum (Latvia) 10 May 2017 & Museum of Occupations (Tallinn, Estonia) 12 May 2017. The tour will culminate in visit at European Parliament, Brussels in Spring 2018. The project is supported by EU’s Europe for Citizens programme, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Swedish Cultural Foundation and The Nordic Culture Fund.

More information: Drom Association, Director for communications Nina Castén, nina.casten@drom.fi, tel. +358 44 5090683.