28 JANUARY 2024 – 10 MAY 2024

Adaptation of the exhibition curated by Yehudit Inbar (Yad Vashem, Jerusalem 2007) from 28 January to 10 May 2024

The Museum of the Jewish Community of Trieste “Carlo and Vera Wagner”

in collaboration with the ADEI WIZO Section of Trieste

and with the patronage of the Women’s Council of Trieste


is pleased to present the exhibition


Punti di luce
Essere una donna nella Shoah

Spots of Light

Being a woman in the Shoah


Adapted from the exhibition curated by Yehudit Inbar and held at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem in 2007.

Please note that the texts will be available also in English

“The Holocaust was an historical event of orchestrated acts of brutality and murder by the Nazis and their accomplices against the Jewish people. In this exhibition, we attempt to reveal the human story and create a space for the unique voice of the women among them, and to emphasize the responses and actions of Jewish women to the situations they faced.

Before the Second World War, Jewish women – like most of their counterparts – inhabited a society that was largely conservative and patriarchal. Accordingly, most women did not take part in the leadership that was tasked with administering the Jewish community during the Holocaust. Instead, Jewish women assumed the main familial role involving the “affirmation of life” – survival under any circumstance”.


Inauguration on the occasion of

Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

  28 January 2024 5 p.m.


at the “Carlo and Vera Wagner” Museum

Via del Monte 7 – Trieste

In the exhibition spaces, you will also have the opportunity to see some video interviews given by Jewish women from Trieste, collected by the Museum over the years thanks to the collaboration of historian Stefano Fattorini.

 The exhibition will remain open during the Museum’s opening hours

until 10 May 2024

 Free entrance from via del Monte 7

or included in the Museum visit

with paying entrance from via del Monte 5

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