On October 22, 2021, at the House of History (Museum of Lower Austria, St. Pölten), a presentation of the updated and expanded part of the permanent exhibition took place, which covers a far from unambiguous, still not fully comprehended, very painful period of the Austria’s history : the 1920-1940s.
The current exhibition also has a new section showing how the Nazis, together with local collaborators, “put things in order” in the occupied territories. It was for this section of the permanent exhibition that 5 drawings by V.N. Gubenko were chosen, depicting the tragic episodes of the Nazi occupation of Brest. The presence of drawings with the “Brest theme” in the exhibition in one of the best museums in Austria is a wonderful event. Considering that the House of History is not only an innovative museum, but also a centre of modern scientific historical research with a unique collection of archives, documents and exhibits, one can hope that some moments in the history of Brest directly related to Austria (and they do exist) , will become a subject of study and spark possible joint projects.
5 drawings by Vladimir Gubenko in the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Lower Austria