The Book of Fragments

The installation and the performance The Jewish Resistance Monument revisited have been developed by the art collective Mikel van Gelderen, Marianne Theunissen, Gennaro Postiglione, Jeroen Werner and Jurjen Zeinstra in collaboration with the historian Loes Gompes, during a four months collaboration.

The work was presented at Amstel 41 gallery the 22nd, 23rd and the 25th of February 2014, in occasion of the yearly celebrations of the Jewish Resistance and of the February strike.

The installation takes off by a reflection on a possible new vision for monuments, memorials and other commemorative forms exploited by the research project Recall. REcall is a research project funded by EU-Culture programme that challenges the investigation of new forms of interventions on Conflict Heritage and Landscape with the aim to overcome the trauma connected and with the precise goal to avoid the reduction and limitation of action around commemorative spaces.

The installation concept

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The Book is part of the project The Next Monument

The Jewish Resistance Monument revisited

The Jewish Resistance Monument revisited
22-23FEB2014 12:00-17:00
25FEB2014 11:00-15:00 / 18:00-21:00
@ Amstel 41 gallery

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The Performance is part of the project
The Next Monument Amsterdam

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Beyond the monument

Beyond the monument
19FEB2014 18:00-21:00
Gerhard Hofland gallery

Invited speakers
Esther Captain (historian), Michaela Crimmin (RCA London), Ines Dantas (Architect, Innsbruck School of Architecture) Marek Jasisnki (Archaeologist, Norwegian Tech University), Guno Jones (independent researcher), Mark Pimlott (Artist and Architect, TU- Delft), Ihab Saloul (Memory Studies, UvA/VU Amsterdam), Rob van der Laarse (Memory Studies, UvA/VU Amsterdam), Vincent de Boer (Stroom-den Hague), Florian Wurfbaum (independent architect).

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The Talk is part of the project
The Next Monument Amsterdam

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2014

Mirjam Ohringer – Widerstand gegen die Nationalsozialisten in NL

For The Holocaust Memorial Day 2014, REcall visited Mirjam Ohringer, one of the Jewish Resistance fighter in Amsterdam during the nazi occupation.

She told many stories of those days and in a very gentle way remembered friends and relatives who were deported and who never came back from the concentration camps. She also recalled the decision taken not to use the possibility she had to emigrate in Switzerland: “she felt impossible to betray the trust all the Jewish community had in her” as in all the other Jewish Resistance fighters.

Here, it is possible to download an interview to Mirjam Ohringer published in English last December (2013) where she takes on some of the arguments of our talk and of the interview presented above (from 2012).