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.
Besides the high-quality reproductions and photographs, the work also contains first-ever Polish translations of Boris Lurie’s prose and poems (including generous fragments of his novel The House of Anita), the chronology of the events in his life and the essays by Maria Anna Potocka and Bartosz Kwieciński. The attached CD carries a recording of an interview with Gertrude Stein, reminiscing about the artist.
Besides high-quality photographs and reproductions of works, the catalogue included an essay by Maria Anna Potocka on the relationship of the works by Muntean/Rosenblum artistic duo to realism, a text by Axel Stockburger on how art operates in face of the development of neew technologies, and the calendar of the performances by the artists.
The catalogue of an exhibition, presenting the work of students and graduates of the Skąpski Studio of Photography and Artistic Strategies, headed by Łukasz Skąpski at the Academy of Art in Szczecin.
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.