Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Auschwitz tattoo numbers photography project #hungary


g_hirsch@...
 

I am somewhat late with my respond, I was hindered because of my knee surgery.

The project to collect pictures of the Auschwitz tattoos are not so new.
In October 1995 some survivor in Switzerland decided to found an organization
"Kontaktstelle fuer Ueberlebende des Holocaust". A German artist heard >from our
2nd meeting and asked us if we would allow to take fotos of our tattoos. Some of
us were against the project, but may be about 15 were willing. The artist, Beata
Passow collected several others tattoos too. One of her exhibitions was held in
Dachau, probably in 1997 and an other was in October 13. 1999 - January 16. 2000
in "MAK Center for art and architecture" West Hollywood with the title "Numbers by
Beata Passow".

Four of her pictures taken in our meeting is also on the front and the last page of
the book written by Revital Ludewig-Kedmi, Miriam Victory Spiegel and Silvie Tyrangiel
"Das Trauma des Holocaust zwischen Psychologie und Geschichte".

In the püublication "Hefte von Auschwitz 20" there is a list with numbers of twins,
triplets and dwarfs, with their names and some dates and "Auschwitz Chronicle" from
Danuta Czech mentions the numbers distributed on a certain dates, in general
without any details. ITS / Arolsen documents contains also the camp numbers.

Best regards
Gabor Hirsch
Switzerland




-------- Original-Nachricht --------

Datum: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 12:15:56 -0400
Von: "Margarita Lacko" <mishpologia@uzidog.com>
An: "H-SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Betreff: [h-sig] Auschwitz tattoo numbers photography project
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dear H-siggers,

Some of you might have seen me with two badges at the 29th IAJGS
Conference.
One was the Philly2009 badge and the other one had a photograph of an arm
bearing a number. The latter was to promote awareness in a new project.
Gabriella Y. Karin, a sculptor and Holocaust survivor (and my aunt), began
this project because she realized that there is no visual catalogue that
identifies the survivors of Auschwitz.
--
Jetzt kostenlos herunterladen: Internet Explorer 8 und Mozilla Firefox 3 -
sicherer, schneller und einfacher! http://portal.gmx.net/de/go/chbrowser
--
Jetzt kostenlos herunterladen: Internet Explorer 8 und Mozilla Firefox 3 -
sicherer, schneller und einfacher! http://portal.gmx.net/de/go/atbrowser

Join main@groups.jewishgen.org to automatically receive all group messages.