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Redrawing Stories from the Past: Escape and Migration
March 18 @ 12:00 - April 6 @ 20:00Donation
The exhibition Redrawing Stories from the Past: Escape and Migration features the work of four European comic artists: Lina Itagaki from Lithuania, Emilie Josso from France, Julia Kluge from Germany, and Alice Socal from Italy.
With a focus on twelve different countries, they tell the story of flight and migration as a consequence of National Socialism, shedding light on one of the darkest periods of our past. All comics are based on historic documents researched for the “Redrawing Stories from the Past: Escape and Migration” project. Under the guidance of comic artist Sascha Hommer and historian Ole Frahm, the four participants were supported in their art for almost a year. Their stories illustrate an unseen, forgotten and marginalised part of our collective memory. In lending a voice to people who have not been heard before, they offer a new perspective on a present we all share.
The exhibition recreates the escape routes of four individuals whose stories are depicted in the comics: Perla Frankel, Jonasz Blitt, Philipp Schwartz, and Heinz Skall. As Jews they were persecuted in and driven from their home countries by the National Socialists, forcing them to seek refuge in Southern Europe, Turkey and overseas. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to retrace the different stages of their escape and to discover decisive historic and political events in 20th century Europe.