TheEuropean Days of Jewish Culture started with the opening of the exhibition by Albert Avi Albahari “The Ten Lost Years ” in the hall of the Jewish Community of BiH.
The European Day of Jewish Culture is unique for all communities by the fact that it always has a topic that is same in all European countries. This year’s topic is story telling.
And the exhibition of Albert Avi Albahari is just that – story telling. Albert Avi Albahari wrote a book in 2005 about ten lost years. After the book, he started working on ceramic sculptures as well.
Albahari tells a life story from taking his parents to Jasenovac, rescuing, hiding in Split, arriving in Israel, growing up, creating family, and memories as well as some recent encounters with Sarajevo…
There are no sculptures at the exhibition in Sarajevo, but the author took photos of his sculptures and exhibited them instead. The exhibition will be moved to the gallery “Novi hram” and it will be open for visitors until September 17.
“Those ten years are the period when they separated me from my mother in Sarajevo back in 1941 until my arrival to kibbutz in Israel in 1951,” said Albahari.