Objects from the Collection
Adem Üstün was arrested when her wife was pregnant to their first child. As a result of stress, her wife gave birth with much difficult earlier than normal. The father could not see his child and his wife for months. He was sent a t-shirt with his child’s face printed...
EY has three children, she was dismissed from her profession and was arrested. She was transferred to a prison far away from her family. She knits her longing for her children into tiny hearts, whom she can see only once a month.
The teacher running away from the police for months had only one piece of clothing on. They didn’t have any money to spare for new clothes. She had only one skirt to wear, therefore she couldn’t leave the house when the clothing were being cleaned. The skirt thus...
GY was arrested along with his wife and their 4 ve 2 year old children. He was tortured while his children were in the adjacent ward. His body was electrified and he was beaten periodically. His clothing was torn as he was tortured with his clothes on.
A child who prices the sweets that his father brings to open visits so much that he cannot eat them. Rather, he stores them in a bag that he made.
A souvenir from the tea breaks during sorrowful evenings in prison.
The broken eye glasses of the arrested teacher who was tortured under custody is a reflection of the violence that he was subjected to.
The torture he was subjected to under custody resulted in his watch being broken and its dial malfunctioning. Under custody, his watch alongside his shoelaces were taken. There were no witnesses for the ensuing torture, but time was a sufficient witness for everything.
H.Ş. was dismissed from her profession and then was arrested, and finally she was sentenced to 9 years and 10 months of prison. This is the fish she made for her beloved niece.
The shoes belong to baby Cemal. He entered prison when he was only 11 months old. He tried to take his first baby steps on the concrete floor of the prison, and as a result, he was hurt badly every time he fell. One day he fell again and his lips split open. His...
Hatice, a young woman running away from police decided to create embroidery to give them as gifts to women in prison. A hand-made toy baby made by her was one of the rare toys that could be found in prison where even plastic toys are prohibited.
Cigdem is being held in a ward for eight people with 24 people. She is a bookworm, and she satisfies her longing for a quiet time by using ear plugs.