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In 2024, it will be three decades since the passing away of Eufrosinia Kersnovski, the woman deported from Soroca, on the night of June 12-13, 1941 and subsequently sentenced by the Party-State to 20 years in prison for escaping from the GULAG. Succeeding in surviving the correctional work camps, Eufrosinia Kersnovski will assume the status of an eyewitness of the atrocities of the totalitarian-communist regime in the years to come, leaving to the next generations 12 notebooks of memories about the hell she went through, accompanied by about 700 color illustrations.

Published under the title "The price of a human being", under the coordination of the Academician Valeriu Pasat, the testimonies of Eufrosinia Kersnovski reveal the price of human life in the context of political repressions, capturing with heartbreaking honesty her experiences in the forced labor camps and her determination to survive and to tell the truth about the endured sufferings. In addition to the recounting of the events, the author of the narratives reflects deeply on human nature and on how the totalitarian regime degraded moral values and human dignity. The color illustrations inserted into the volume represent an invaluable historical value, providing authentic details of life in the GULAG and the impact of political repression on individuals and communities. The book "The price of a human being" is more than just a testimony of suffering; the publication is a powerful condemnation of totalitarianism and a celebration of the human spirit, bringing to the fore the voice of a woman who managed to transform personal trauma into a universal call for justice and truth.

This work documents a dark chapter of history and serves as a reminder of the power of human resilience and solidarity in trying times. The book urges museum visitors to reflect on the value of human life and the imperative to protect human freedom and dignity.

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„Vilnius – 700 years” 

Old photography exhibition

26 May – 18 June, 2023
The oldest historical document to first mention the name Vilnius is a letter sent from Gediminas, Grand Duke of Lithuania, to Western Europe on 25 January 1323. Thus, on 25 January 2023, Lithuania's capital celebrates 700 years since that first reference...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
“Childhood in the Gulag” 

Memorial to the Victims of Communism and Resistance Sighetu Marmației, Romania

25 May – 31 August 2023
On May 25, 2023, at the invitation of colleagues from the Civic Academy in Bucharest, Romania the "Childhood in the Gulag" vernissage took place (curator Dr. Ludmila D. Cojocaru) - an event organized as part of the commemorative activities devoted to "The Memorial Day", at the Memorial to the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance from Sighet...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
“Childhood in the Gulag” 

National Museum of the Union Alba Iulia

May 23 – June 30, 2023
On May 23, 2023, at the National Museum of the Union in Alba Iulia, Romania, the inauguration ceremony of the photo-documentary exhibition "Childhood in the Gulag" (curator Ludmila D. Cojocaru) took place. The exhibition presents images about the life of Bessarabian children condemned by the totalitarian-communist regime of the Moldavian SSR to deportation, starvation, Russification, indoctrination, forced excision from their own families, during the years 1940-1941 and 1944-1953...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
“Fashion and Lifestyle in the 20th Century. From the clothing collection of the National Museum of History of Moldova” 

May 18, 2023 - January 31, 2024
Fashion is a mirror of the spirit of time, a useful tool for learning about the past of the country and how the changes (that society has undergone from a cultural, ideological, religious or political point of view) and modernization have affected clothing, lifestyle and values of society...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
“Childhood in the Gulag” 

The Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights in Lithuania

May 10-20, 2023
On May 10, 2023, at the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights in Vilnius, Lithuania took place the opening ceremony of the photo-documentary exhibition "Childhood in the Gulag". The exhibition presents images about the life of Bessarabian children condemned by the totalitarian-communist regime of the Moldavian SSR to deportation, starvation, Russification, indoctrination, forced removal from their families, during the years 1940-1941 and 1944-1953...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
"The Ukrainian universe of Maria Prymachenko in Chisinau" 

May 10 – June 30, 2023
The Polish Institute in Bucharest will present on the fence of the National Museum of History of Moldova, an exhibition dedicated to the Ukrainian folk art artist Maria Prymachenko. It is an opportunity for our countries to express their support for Ukraine in these difficult days of the war. The exhibition "Ukrainian Universe of Maria Prymachenko" can be visited from May 10 to June 30, 2023...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
"Borders" 

Media exhibition by multimedia artist Valeria Barbas

April 26 – May 10, 2023
On April 26, at 15:00, in the premises of the National Museum of History of Moldova, will take place the opening of the mixed media exhibition "Frontiers" by the multimedia artist Dr. Valeria Barbas. The exhibition symbolically marks April 27 - Tricolor Day, and represents an unprecedented collaboration with the Museum and Archive of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
“Childhood in the Gulag”  

The Memorial of Revolution in Timișoara

April 21 – May 18, 2023
On April 21, 2023, at the invitation of colleagues from the Memorial of Revolution in Timișoara (Romania), took place the vernissage "Childhood in the Gulag" (curator Ludmila D. Cojocaru), organized within the National Cultural Program "Timișoara - European Capital of Cultures in the year 2023"...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
"Archaeologist Emanuil RIKMAN – 100 years since his birth" 

13 April – 24 May 2023
The exhibition is dedicated to the illustrious archaeologist Emanuil Rikman, former scientific researcher at the Academy of Sciences of the Moldovan SSR (1952-1968) and professor of archeology at the State Pedagogical University "Ion Creangă" (1955-1958) and the Moldova State University (1958, 1961-1966)...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
"Heydar Aliyev - Life and activity of a remarkable personality" 

6 – 20 April 2023
There are leaders who go down in history and stay there. And there are leaders who create national history. Heydar Aliyev became the leader who created the modern history of Azerbaijan. History remembers him as a true legend of his time, a powerful head of state and a devoted and unique figure capable of taking on the difficult historical task of state building...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
"With coats of arms at the table - in the world and at home..." 

Exhibition of everyday objects dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the Heraldry Cabinet within the Office of the President of the Republic of Moldova

March 30 – April 30, 2023
In our century, coats of arms represent the most solemn segment of emblems in use. Their highly elaborate artistic aspect and the enciphered symbolism that cannot be penetrated at first adds to the solemnity a touch of mystery intimidating to the man of today. Or, once the coat of arms could be seen everywhere, because it also had the function of a property mark. It was worn by numerous objects, including everyday and not very solemn ones...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
"Queen Maria, irresistible ambassador of Romanian history and folk art" 

March 23 – April 30, 2023
The exhibition of the project "Queen Maria, irresistible ambassador of Romanian history and folk art" is a cultural endeavor that aims to promote the beauty and richness of Romanian traditions and folk art, starting from the pride and passion with which Queen Maria promoted these cultural values authentic both through his political activity and through his cultural work...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
„The 30th Anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Moldova and the 30th Anniversary of the establishment of the Slovak Republic (1993-2023)” 

21 March - 6 April 2023
The photo-exhibition marks the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Moldova. It present main chapters and events of the bilateral relations between Slovakia and Moldova, the long-standing friendship and fruitful cooperation between the two countries...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
"Metamorphoses of energy"  

Painting exhibition by Mari Iurskaya

March 7-19, 2023
On March 7, 2023, at 15:00, in the ground floor hall of the National Museum of History of Moldova, will take place the opening of the painting exhibition "Energy Metamorphoses" by Mari Iurskaya. According to the author, the exhibition "Metamorphoses of energy" is a research into the inner world of man, his emotional states and their influence on the outside world...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
"The Bessarabian Bulgarians and the Liberation of Bulgaria" 

The House of Culture in Taraclia

March 4 – May 4, 2023
The photo-documentary exhibition "Bessarabian Bulgarians and the Liberation of Bulgaria", dedicated to the 145th anniversary of the liberation of Bulgaria from the domination of the Ottoman Empire, is made through the joint efforts of the National Museum of History of Moldova, the Taraclia District Council and the Scientific Society of Bulgarians from Republic of Moldova...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
“Together We Thrive: A Year of Solidarity in Moldova” 

March 3-19, 2023
On March 3, 2023, in the upstairs hall of the National Museum of History of Moldova will be opened the "Together We Thrive: A Year of Solidarity in Moldova".The exhibition is composed of 18 banners, reflecting the work done over the past year by the people of Moldova and Ukraine, as well as the international community towards the refugee response...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
„PAIN IN REFUGEES” 

February 24 – March 12, 2023
On February 24, 2023, starting at 12:00, at the National Museum of History of Moldova will be launched the exhibition "PAIN IN REFUGEES". Chronic pain is a prolonged experience of pain that persists beyond the point where it is considered an adaptive experience. Pain can contribute to stress, anxiety, depression and interference in normal everyday function...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
“The Architecture of Independence in Central Europe” 

1-28 February, 2023
On February 1st, 2023, at 12:00, the National Museum of History of Moldova invites you to the opening of the Architecture of Independence in Central Europe" exhibition. The end of the World War I in 1918 radically changed the geopolitical image of Central Europe. It brought freedom to many nations, while for others it meant profound changes to the existing framework of political and economic life...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
"Chisinau: an unknown history" 

An exhibition dedicated to the National Day of Culture

January 12, 2023 – January 31, 2024
The exhibition "Chisinau: an unknown history", conceived and organized by the National Museum of History of Moldova, brings together an important number of documentary materials that illustrate the historical past of Chisinau. The absolute majority of these materials are part of the collections of the NMHM and constitute a true historical-cultural treasure that allows the objective reconstruction of the city's past...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

 



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Bessarabia and Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the Period between the Two World Wars
Revival of National Movement
Time of Reforms and their Consequences
Abolition of Autonomy. Bessarabia – a New Tsarist Colony
Period of Relative Autonomy of Bessarabia within the Russian Empire
Phanariot Regime
Golden Age of the Romanian Culture
Struggle for Maintaining of Independence of Moldova
Formation of Independent Medieval State of Moldova
Era of the
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#Exhibit of the Month

In 2024, it will be three decades since the passing away of Eufrosinia Kersnovski, the woman deported from Soroca, on the night of June 12-13, 1941 and subsequently sentenced by the Party-State to 20 years in prison for escaping from the GULAG...

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The National Museum of History of Moldova takes place among the most significant museum institutions of the Republic of Moldova, in terms of both its collection and scientific reputation.
©2006-2024 National Museum of History of Moldova
Visit museum 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Phones:
Secretariat: +373 (22) 24-43-25
Department of Public Relations and Museum Education: +373 (22) 24-04-26
Fax: +373 (22) 24-43-69
E-mail: office@nationalmuseum.md
Technical Support: info@nationalmuseum.md
Web site administration and maintenance: Andrei EMILCIUC

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The National Museum of History of Moldova takes place among the most significant museum institutions of the Republic of Moldova, in terms of both its collection and scientific reputation.
©2006-2024 National Museum of History of Moldova
Visit museum 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Phones:
Secretariat: +373 (22) 24-43-25
Department of Public Relations and Museum Education: +373 (22) 24-04-26
Fax: +373 (22) 24-43-69
E-mail: office@nationalmuseum.md
Technical Support: info@nationalmuseum.md
Web site administration and maintenance: Andrei EMILCIUC