„One in Three” | Exhibition in Slovakia

The vernissage of the exhibition „One in Three” took place in the Holocaust Muzeum in Sered’, Slovakia, on November 25, 2022. The exhibition will be displayed until January 25, 2023.

The „One in Three” exhibition tells the story of the Warsaw Jews genocide starting from the closing of the Warsaw Ghetto borders in fall 1940, through the so-called “Great Liquidation Action” in summer 1942, to the Ghetto Uprising in spring 1943, when the entire northern district turned into a sea of rubble.



The purpose of the exhibition is to share the most important information about the Ghetto history in a manner accessible to a wide audience. The texts on the exhibition boards may be treated as an introduction to a walk around Warsaw that no longer exists or as an encouragement to reach for historical studies or literature.

In addition to presenting major historical events such as „Grossaktion Warsaw” or the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943, the exhibition tells a story about the everyday struggle behind the ghetto walls. Horrible housing conditions, hunger, diseases, sophisticated forms of humiliation and hard forced labor are being presented as consequent steps of the Nazi death machine. However, despite the inhumane living conditions, the Warsaw Jews managed to keep different forms of cultural, scientific and political activities. That is the reason why the exhibition also presents various examples of self-organization, from house committees to organized smuggling, an important part of the ghetto economy.

The exhibition contains reproductions of the unique photographs from various archives, such as the archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Muzeum, German Bundesarchiv, Austrian National Library, Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem, The Emmanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw and the Warsaw Ghetto Museum.

The exhibition took place in Warsaw from April 4, 2020 to December 31, 2021.

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic the Slovak-English version of the exhibition, „Każdy tretí/One in Three”, had to be open in 2022. It was enriched by the photographs from the collection of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum.

The Chief of the WGM Exhibition Department Dr. Katarzyna Nowakowska-Sito was present at the exhibition opening in Sered’.

The Holocaust Museum in Sered’ is a department of the Slovak National Muzeum – The Museum of Jewish Culture in Bratislava. It was opened in 2016 in a place where the Sered’ concentration camp used to be situated. The Museum is documenting the Holocaust in Slovakia and popularisation of the Jewish culture. It also conducts scientific research and educational activities.

The „Każdy tretí/ One in Three” exhibition was organized with the help of the Polish Institute in Bratislava.