Awards, Exhibitions and Publications
Jerusalem, Mai 2023
Projection of a portrait of my great-great grandparents, Ethel and Moishe Lemlech on the museum wall in Yad Vashem. The original negative, taken in Rovno in 1939 by my great-grandfather, Jacoov Lemlech, is from a photographic plate. It is the last picture that exists of the two of them together.
Double exposure of the dome in the Hall of Names. The portraits on display commemorate every single Jew who was killed in the Holocaust.
Double exposure at the exit of the Yad Vashemer Museum. The raw reinforced concrete of the floor and museum walls blend with the glass ceiling; a 200 meter long glass strip that runs the length of the museum.
While, for obvious reasons, I chose Jerusalem’s Holocaust Memorial Center, Yad Vashem as the central place of the project, the visual language stands for the intergenerational transmission of the Holocaust trauma.
Cyanotopy of a casket that once belonged to my great- grandmother, Ethel Lemlech. I double-exposed the cyanotopy with a dandelion from the „Garden of the Righteous Among the Nations“ in Yad Vashem.
Long exposure on the Herzlberg. The scene is meant to remind of the massacres in the Polish
(today Ukrainian) pine grove Sosenki. In 1941, about 17,500 Jews were murdered there.
Double exposure of cyanotopias with the „Monument to the Deportees“. The monument serves as a memorial for Jews who were locked in cattle cars and transported to extermination camps.
With the work Yizkor (Jiddish: יִזְכּוֹר Memory) I visualize my family’s trauma and process the murder of my great-great-grandparents, Ethel and Moishe Lemlech, during the Shoah. Ethel and Moishe were buried alive in 1941 in the former Polish and now Ukrainian forest Sosenki (Polish: small pines) near the town of Rovno.
Multiple exposure at the exit of the Museum of the History of the Holocaust.
Double exposure of the glass ceiling of the museum on the history of the Holocaust, which runs through the landscape like a scar.
Double exposure of the prismatic central corridor in the Holocaust Museum and the deportation tracks on display there.
It is important to me to tell the story of Moishe and Ethel through my own means as part of the third generation after the Shoah, while recalling humanity, ethics and justice — values that are particularly important in the region nowadays — given the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Double exposure of the memorial books (Yizkor books) lined up in the Hall of Names with the names of Jews killed in the Holocaust.
Projection of my great-great- grandfather, Jacoov, the son of Ethel and Moishe Lemlech, on the outside wall of the Yad Vashemer Museum building. The background is the backdrop of Jerusalem at night.