A refugee returns


Oslo Jewish Museum, Calmeyers gate 15 b


3. Feb 2016, kl. 18:00


Free admission


22 20 84 00 / post@jodiskmuseumoslo.no 

A refugee returns

Otto Eisler: Refugee, survivor and modern architect

The famous architect Otto Eisler came to Norway from Czechoslovakia in 1940 as a refugee. He was arrested during his attempt to flee to Sweden and was deported from Oslo to Auschwitz in 1943. He survived the concentration camp and moved home to Brno after WW2. Today Otto Eisler is known for his contribution to modern architecture.

Program for the evening
Greetings by:
Niels Engelschiøn, Deputy Director-General, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Ambassador H. E. Mr. Milan Dufek
Rabbi Menashe Kliment, Brno

Academic director Mats Tangestuen: Otto Eisler, Refugee in Norway
Proffesor Peter Pelčák: Otto Eisler – Brno’s modern Architect

Janáček Quartet plays:
Pavel Haas: String Quartet nr. 3, op. 15

This evening is part of a EEA and cultural collaboration between Oslo Jewish Museum and Brno, Czechoslovakia. In Brno a synagogue designed by Eisler is now being restored. Oslo Jewish Museum’s exhibition Wergeland’s Legacy is now displayed in Spilberk Castle in Brno. On the 4th of February there will be a great opening of the Tugendhat exhibition at Villa Stenersen in Oslo. The exhibition is a joined project between Oslo Jewish Museum and The National Museum. Otto Eisler participated in the building process of Villa Tugendhat.

The event will be in English