Stalin RepressionsPublished in Passenger Terminal Today on 03.21.2019
The new part of the JMTC’s permanent exhibition is dedicated to the story of Soviet Jews from 1945 through the late 1960s, during which moments of hope were quickly replaced by new waves of anti-Semitic repressions.
The team of architects, designers, historians, writers, editors and animators set out to build a narrative which would not only unfold the many important facts of the period but also evoke a real emotional connection to the story. They started with finding an architectural design solution to serve as an emotional set up for the narrative: two consecutive corridors with pools of light interspersed with darker areas. The corridors evoke several associations, both literal and figurative, such as the corridors of state prisons and the hallways of the KGB headquarters.