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Book discussion with Paweł Szypulski, author of the book, "Greetings from Auschwitz"

Thu
18:00 h
25 Feb
2016

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Book discussion with Paweł Szypulski, author of the book,
"Greetings from Auschwitz". Led by Katarzyna Zimmerer.

"Greetings from Auschwitz" is a book that features a collection of postcards sent by tourists who visited the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Nearly all of the postcards reproduced in Greetings from Auschwitz were once in circulation, written and sent to families, friends and acquaintances. The book was put together over several years by Polish artist and curator Paweł Szypulski.

One of the central themes of Holocaust-related art is silence. And the question of what is appropriate is always an important topic of conversation. The postcards collected by Paweł Szypulski propose a radically different – chatty and inappropriate – narrative. His book discusses a social memory of the Holocaust, which is entirely different from the memory that is present in high art and scientific discourse. Greetings from Auschwitz is a thought-provoking visual essay about failure of both language and image in dealing with a social trauma caused by one of the biggest catastrophes in the human history.

In Polish. Free entry.