ISHR Exhibition "Discover (the real) Cuba"

ISHR Human Rights Exhibition on Tour in Germany

 

Exhibition in 100 German Towns and Cities
Patron of the Exhibition: Peter Mueller MRP, Chief Minister of the Federal State of Saarland

 

 

Peter Mueller MRP, Chief Minister of Saarland, is the patron of the ISHR exhibition "Discover the (real) Cuba" and political sponsor of the Cuban political prisoner, Dr. Oskar Elias Biscet (sentenced 2003 to 25 years of detention)

Cuba is a country of contrasts: the economic misery and luxury for foreign tourists, repression and vital energy of the Cubans, dictatorship and free democratic ideas of its opponents collide here with each other. The ISHR exhibition "Discover the real Cuba" shows the hidden side of Cuba's reality - a police state, censorship, economic misery and severe persecution. It portrays cases of political prisoners in Cuba, their places of detention and prisons, the situation of their families and relatives. It explains the importance of tourism for Cuba's rulers and its outcome for the citizens.The Germans are the largest European tourist group in Cuba (about 250.000 visitors in 2006, following the Canadians - 500.000 tourists). Therefore the exhibition shows how the tourists are accommodated in Cuban (luxury) hotels and how the Cubans live, the food rationing for the ordinary population and the difference between the medical supplement of tourists and the Cuban citizens and demands tourists to have a sense of responsibility during their stay in Cuba.The exhibition is based on a module system and is accompanied by an information table. An ISHR team guides through the exhibition and presents extensive documentation about the Human Rights situation in Cuba. The patron of the exhibition is Peter Mueller MRP, Chief Minister of the Federal State of Saarland and political sponsor of the Cuban human rights activist and political prisoner, Dr. Oskar Elias Biscet. Therefore the exhibition opening took place on December 5, 2007 in the representation building of Saarland in Berlin. It will be shown in 100 cities of Germany.

 

 

   
Opening: Peter Mueller MRP, Chief Minister of Saarland, is the patron of the ISHR exhibitionOpening: Ursula von der Leyen, Federal Minister for Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (l.), and Roland Theis, Chaiman of the YU Saar (r.)
A symbolic picture for Roland Koch MRP, Chief Minister of Hessen

 

 

   
Bielefeld. Mayor Eberhard David (l.) und Elmar Brok MdEP visit the exhibitionBielefeld. Mayor Eberhard David (l.), Elmar Brok MdEP (m.) and the speaker of the ISHR Board, Martin Lessenthin (r.)The Bielefeld Member of the European Parliament Elmar Brok MdEP is the political sponsor of the imprisoned Cuban physician Dr. Alfredo Manuel Pulido López

 

 

   
Detail of the ISHR exhibition "Discover the real Cuba"The ISHR exhibition "Discover the (real) Cuba" at the YU Saar conferenceRoland Koch MRP, Chief Minister of Hessen, visits the exhibition in Wetzlar

 

 

   
The ISHR exhibition "Discover the (real) Cuba" at the YU Saar conferenceThe ISHR exhibition "Discover the (real) Cuba" at the YU Saar conference The ISHR exhibition "Discover the (real) Cuba" at the YU Saar conference

 

 

   
Waldbroel's mayor Christoph Waffenschmidt (l.) and Martin Lessenthin, speaker ot the ISHR board (r.)Waldbroel. ISHR exhibition "Discover the real Cuba" at the civilian service school.  Waldbroel's mayor Christoph Waffenschmidt (l.) and Martin Lessenthin, speaker ot the ISHR board (r.)

 

 

   
Postcard. Detail of the ISHR exhibition "Discover the real Cuba"Food rations in Cuba.
Detail of the ISHR exhibition "Discover the real Cuba" 
Waldbroel: Mayor Ch. Waffenschmidt (l.), Edgar Lamm (ISHR, 2 to l.) and Martin Lessenthin, speaker ot the ISHR board (r.)

  

 

   
Wolfsburg. Exhibition in the lobby of the city library.Magdeburg. Exhibition in the lobby of the university. Magdeburg. CDU member of Sachsen-Anhalt state parliament Wigbert Schwenke, MdL (l.) is the patron of the ISHR exhibition in Magdeburg.

 

 

   
Jena. ISHR exhibition in the city hall.Jena. ISHR exhibition in the city hall. Jena. ISHR exhibition. Martin Lessenthin, speaker of the ISHR board (l.) and Boris Louis Santa Coloma, Cuba Futuro Democratico (r.).

 

  

   
Exhibition in Gera.Exhibition in Leipzig.Exhibition in  Eppertshausen.

  

 

   
Detail of the ISHR exhibition "Discover the real Cuba"Detail of the ISHR exhibition "Discover the real Cuba"
Detail of the ISHR exhibition "Discover the real Cuba"