About the exhibition
At the center of the installation is a shot-up, burnt-out passenger car in which four civilians attempting to flee Bucha were killed by the Russian army. The scene of this damaged car contrasts with the clean surroundings of the Kurfürstendamm, confronting visitors with the reality of war and the daily struggle of Ukrainians.
Among the victims were 53-year-old Tamila Mishchenko and her 14-year-old daughter Hanna Mishchenko. During the occupation, they set out with two other women, Zhanna Kameneva and Maria Ilchuk, to escape from Bucha. Tragically, they did not succeed. It wasn’t until after the town’s liberation that their remains were found in the car they were traveling in. Satellite images helped СХЕМИ (Radio Svoboda) to find the car which was shot-up, burnt-out during occupation.
Video materials from StopFake.org and СХЕМИ (Skhemy from Radio Svoboda) detailing the history of this incident, the consequences of the war and the lies spread by Russian propaganda regarding the actions in Bucha, are displayed on screens around the car.
It is a place of commemoration and education, where you can see the true impact of war today. Under the Hashtag #TestamentofBucha you can send your thoughts and support messages to the families in Ukraine.