10 November – 10 December 2016
exhibition opening Wednesday 9 November 2016, 7 pm
in the presence of the artist
introduction by Dr. Beate Meyer, Institut für die Geschichte der Deutschen Juden
with a concert by Irina Landsberg (mezzo-soprano) and Moshe Landsberg (piano)
The Hamburg Grindel district is lined with numerous „Stolpersteine“ („stumble stones“) by the artist Gunter Demnig. They are a vivid memento of the persecution and murder of Hamburgs Jews during the Nazi regime.
A thick layer of snow covered the streets of Hamburg in winter 2012. The Stolpersteine however worked their way to the surface piercing the dirty veil of oblivion.
Photographer Amos Schliack is initiator and co-founder of „Grindel leuchtet“, an initiative that commemorates the pogroms of November 1938 each November 9th since 2013. Schliack, who in his work for magazins like stern, GEO, FAZ or the ZEIT-magazin usually lays the focus on people, in this series captured this phenomena in quiet and haunting series of photographs.
In the exhibition the series is complemented by photographs from the orthodox quarter of Jerusalem, Mea Shearim, and images from Auschwitz.
Stolpersteine. Fotografien aus dem Grindel