The Anti-War Bulletin that accompanies the exhibition World War II – Drama, Symbol, Trauma with its graphic design echoes newspapers of the 1920s and 1930s. It has been subdivided into sections titled after parts of the exhibition, in the order of display. The publication, available in Polish and English, will prove useful when viewing the exhibition.
Falafel with Hot, Spicy Sauce is Michel Kichka’s latest graphic novel – following the Second Generation – published by MOCAK. The author is a well-known Jewish artist, originally from Belgium. In this book, he tells the story of his Aliyah, or settling in Israel, the land of his ancestors.
During 1942–1945, Zofia Posmysz was a prisoner in Auschwitz-Birkenau. She worked in the kitchen and the food warehouse as a scribe. She survived the death march to Ravensbrück concentration camp, and spent the last months of the war in the camp in Neustadt-Glewe. After the war, Zofia Posmysz devoted herself to literary and educational activity as well as journalism, her mission – bearing witness to the Holocaust.
The book discusses the issues connected with depicting and interpreting the Holocaust. The Museum invited 100 contributors: philosophers, historians, literary scholars, psychiatrists, artist, curators and writers to answer questions that seem crucial today – about memory and ways of describing the Holocaust, and the limits of artistic freedom when talking about these events.
The volume is is a collection of critical articles and texts on contemporary art published from 1902 until the end of the author's life, i.e. until 1918, in the press and exhibition catalogues. The book was first published by Gallimard in 1960 and was created thanks to the work of the French editor L-C. Breunig, who collected the texts in this volume from dispersed publications and arranged them in chronological order, as well as provided a foreword and footnotes. The book was translated by Jan Gondowicz, a renowned translator from French and Russian.