The members of the habberge-SPD district executive committee around district chairman wolfgang bruhl and state parliament candidate rene van eckert were impressed, but also a little impressed, when they visited the exhibition of pictures painted by children from the chernobyl region in habfurt.
For several weeks now, the paintings from the collection of erwin koch from unfinden, initiator of the association "tschernobyl-hilfe fur kinder" (chernobyl aid for children), have been on display, to be seen in the habfurt burgerburo of the SPD member of parliament sabine dittmar. "We want to make known and support the work of erwin koch, who has been accompanying and helping people from the area around the accident reactor for almost 30 years", explains marco heumann.
The staff member of the deputy provided background information on the pictures to the members of the SPD district executive committee. Most of them were created as part of a painting competition that erwin koch initiated together with a ukrainian journalist. Children between the ages of eight and 15 put their personal impressions of the disaster and life afterwards on paper.
In addition to numerous paintings that have been created in the last ten years, there are also some pictures from the 1990s on display. "The boys and girls who painted these works often still had a direct connection to the events", reports marco heumann. Many had lost parents or grandparents as a result of the disaster, or relatives had fallen seriously ill in the years after the disaster, he said.
"When you look at the pictures, it quickly becomes clear that phasing out nuclear power is a must and was a decision that was as irreversible as it was correct", said district chairman wolfgang bruhl (eltmann). The exhibition runs in habfurt until the end of july.