"Smallest Witnesses. The Crisis in Darfur Through Children's Eyes"

Special Exhibition of Children's Drawings from Darfur from 15 March to 9 April 2007

Drawing by Abd al-Rahman (detail) - © 2005 Human Rights Watch
Drawing by Abd al-Rahman (detail)
© 2005 Human Rights Watch

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The drawings by children and young people from the refugee camps collected by Human Rights Watch aid workers are clear and disturbing proof of the brutal experiences to which they have been subjected. The 13-year-old Abd al-Rahman describes his picture: "I am herding the sheep in Wadi. Suddenly I see the Janjaweed militia coming - they are approaching fast on horses and camels and have Kalashnikovs. They are shooting and shouting 'Kill the slaves, kill the blacks.' They killed many men. They chased the children and took some of them away. We never saw them again. Then the planes came and bombarded our village."
Please have a look at a selection of the children's drawings.

Photographs by the Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin, winner of several awards, will also be on show and will form the basis of an educational program for school groups organized in cooperation with Hands Across the Campus/American Jewish Committee.
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Admission to the special exhibition "Smallest Witnesses. The Crisis in Darfur Through Children's Eyes" is free of charge.

When: 15 March to 9 April 2007. The museum is open daily from: 10 am to 8 pm, Mondays and from 15 to 22 March 2007 from 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Jewish Museum Berlin, Libeskind Building, ground level, Eric F. Ross Gallery, Lindenstr. 9-14, 10969 Berlin

Please visit the website of our co-operation partner Human Rights Watch for more information on the Children’s drawings from Darfur:

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