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Vedem Underground: The Secret Magazine of Terezin

October 14 2018 - March 10, 2019

In 1942, a secret society of teenage boys set out to defy the Third Reich’s ban on free speech and undermine the propaganda machine behind the regime’s biggest hoax by launching what would become the longest-running underground magazine regularly produced by Nazi camp prisoners. Vedem, which means “In The Lead” in Czech, unflinchingly documented life within the walls of the Terezin Ghetto, a Czechoslovakia “show camp”designed by the Nazis to obscure their plans of mass extermination for the Jews.

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VEDEM UNDERGROUND is a Smithsonian-endorsed art exhibit that breaks down the 83 weekly issues totaling the 800 pages of Vedem, then reconstructs them in the form of a contemporary magazine. VEDEM UNDERGROUND enlarges the intimate scale of the original publication while mixing and matching works of art with poetry and prose to create a collage in which Vedem is reinterpreted as a work of rebellion and social commentary that remains as relevant today as it did more than 70 years ago.

VEDEM UNDERGROUND is the traveling exhibit by the VEDEM Foundation. The exhibit was created by Rina Taraseiskey, Michael Murphy and Danny King. Image courtesy of Vedem Underground   



For questions concerning booking tours of this exhibition, please contact Jennifer Reid at jreid@thebreman.org



Exhibition Related Events


Members Only Vedem Underground Opening
Oct 14 2018 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

From Darkness to Light
Dec 02 2018 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Zine Making Workshop
Jan 06 2019 | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Vedem Onstage!
Feb 10 2019 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM



Exhibition Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


The Molly Blank Fund of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors


The ARGO Family Fund
Jeanette Arogeti
Amy and Robert Arogeti
Beth and Joel Arogeti
Jane and Mitch Durham
Barbara and Larry Perlis

Marilyn Eckstein

Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA)

 

Silver Sponsors


Spring and Tom Asher
The ’83 Prague Group

  Lois Blonder
  Judith N. Cohen
  Rosanne Diamond
  Laura Z. Dinerman
  Susan Schoenbaum
  Judy Zaban

 

 

Bronze Sponsors


Howard Fagin
Babz and Pete Fishman
Doris and Martin Goldstein
Pearlann and Jerry Horowitz
The London-Rinzler Family
A.J. Robinson and Nicole Ellerine
Marlene J. Schwartz
Joyce and Henry Schwob
Siegel Insurance, Inc. and Central Insurance Companies
Judith and Mark Taylor
UBS Financial Services, Inc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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