In Slovenia events celebrating the European Days of Jewish Culture will be concentrated in the northeast of the country, in Maribor, Murska Sobota, Negova, Lendava and Ptuj. This year the events focus on the theme of renewal.
The Maribor Synagogue will hold an open day, including a guided tour of Lady Bluetooth – Hedy Lamarr, the visiting exhibition of the Jewish Museum Vienna on the iconic Hollywood actress.
At the same time, a touring exhibition on the Jewish history of Maribor, mounted by the Center of Jewish Cultural Heritage Synagogue Maribor, will open at Negova Castle.
On 14 September, another visiting exhibition, showcasing the prayer and ritual books of the pre-war Jewish community of Prekmurje will open at the Murska Sobota regional library.
Lendava will host an international conference on 23 September themed We Must Never Forget – in memory and as a reminder of the Holocaust and in promotion of tolerance and solidarity in the EU.
The European Days of Jewish Culture is a cross-European project that has been running since 2000. It aims to shed light on the diversity and richness of Judaism and its historical significance in the local, regional and national environment.