The Holocaust and the Fate of Dominik Skutezky’s Children

The Holocaust and the Fate of Dominik Skutezky’s Children

 /  Villa of Dominik Skutezky

Interactive, audio-visual presentation of documents outlines the historical context, causes and course of the Holocaust, which stands behind the tragic fate of the Dominik Skutezky’s family – a well-known painter of Jewish origin. In the villa, visitors are acquainted with the life stories of Dominik Skutezky’s children who were fatally affected by the Jewish Code adopted by the government of the Slovak State on September 9, 1941.

In remembrance of the fate of painter Karola Skutezka-Karvašová and her brother architect Alexander Skutezky, we symbolically build monument to those who have suffered, and who have been exposed to discrimination and colour motivated violence. After the interactive lecture ends, animation and discussion part of the educational event, so-called Picture Game, follows. The aim of this activity is to understand the attitudes, opinions, interests of students, and to stimulate discussion about causes of hatred, prejudice and stereotypes in society.

Educational goals:

  1. Encourage educators and students to reflect on moral and spiritual issues arising from Holocaust events.
  2. Keep the memory of those who have suffered.
  3. Engage students in activities that lead them to think about using and abusing power.
  4. Provide a context for exploring the dangers of people remaining silent and oblivious to the oppression of others.

Practical information:

Please pre-order each program by e-mail or phone. The program is realized according to the specifics of the target group and age of participants.

Duration: 90 min.

Recommended no. of participants: up to 25 children.