Voir et représenter l’absence : paysages post-Shoah en Galicie

Cette notice fait partie du dossier: N°7 La mémoire se fond-elle dans le paysage ?
Delphine BechtelEur'Orbem/Paris IV
Paru le : 29.04.2020

The Holocaust left a tremendous impact on the urban and rural landscape of former Galicia. But places where Jews lived and died were often left abandoned, unmarked, if not looted and desecrated. What do we see today when looking at these places where only ruins are left, and where the past was often eradicated? Photographers have attempted to capture the invisible. Pictures taken by Chris Schwarz, Jason Francisco and Ansgar Gilster show how the present and

the past continue to intermingle and interact in these contaminated landscapes.

Key words: landscape, memory, traces, Galicia, Holocaust.


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