OSA's two virtual exhibitions on the Yellow-Star Houses project are now featured on Google's Open Gallery website. Best viewed using the Chrome browser, please scroll down towards the bottom of the page for the section "Check out how Google Open Gallery is being used": https://www.google.com/opengallery
Our first exhibition focuses on the history of the yellow-star houses. Since hardly archival photographs of the yellow-star houses remain, the exhibition explores what life and death were like in the Budapest of 1944 using photographs from the early 1940s to provide historical context, original archival documents and short excerpts from films, together with excerpts from the hundreds of stories OSA received about the houses in 2014.
Our second exhibition presents the reception of this history in 2014, OSA's yellow-star houses research, and the commemorations held across the city on June 21, including concerts, guided walks, erecting memorial plaques, and personal recollections.
In each exhibition, you can click on the smaller image in the left-hand corner for further historical background and longer excerpts from stories.
The exhibitions were curated at OSA by Gwen Jones, with Miklós Tamási (photo editor) and Zoltán Krizbai (video editor).