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Address: Pasaje Muller N24-J y Toledo
Phonenumber: +593998733572
Link: www.facebook.com/trudesojka
Mail: [email protected]

The Trude Sojka House Museum is a private, non-profit institution supervised by the Trude Sojka Cultural Corporation.
Its mission is to promote peace through memory and art. It is located in what used to be the home of Trude Sojka, a Czech-Ecuadorian artist and Holocaust survivor.

Built in the 1950s, in a Jewish neighborhood in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, the museum houses a collection of more than 300 sculptures and paintings by the artist.

It presents a permanent exhibition of these works, and comprises, in addition, a small Holocaust Memorial, a room dedicated to the victims of other genocides, and a family library (with books in various languages, concerning mainly Art and the Shoah).

A small section in this room tells the story of Hans Steinitz, a German Jew, husband of Trude Sojka, who, like other Jews, was saved by righteous Ecuadorians.

There is, finally, a temporary exhibition hall displaying the contemporary artistic work of Trude Sojka's granddaughter Gabriela Steinitz.

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