4 x Sally @ Van Leer Institute Jerusalem

A synoptic portrait of Sally Perel, the Hitler Youth Salomon   At what point can each of us identify with racism and murderous thoughts? Can you be a victim and an oppressor at the same time? Is it possible to get rid of the fascism that surrounds us? “Jupp became a stalwart Hitler Youth. Sally feared Jupp. He was a deadly enemy! But to survive Sally had to become his own enemy. Jupp the Nazi has never left me.” Sally… Continue reading

His Story I

„His Story“ – first steps to an examination of “the dialogue” by Shimon Lev and Friedemann Derschmidt In the videowork „His Story I“ Friedemann Derschmidt and Shimon Lev are telling the stories of their family origins. But they are not telling theyr “own stories”. In a mirror like situation they are telling the story of the other one. While Lev is introducing himself in hebrew language as a descendant of an austrian extended tribal family, who was heavily engaged in… Continue reading

Video installation: “4 x Sally – a synoptic portrait of Sally Perel, the Hitler Youth Salomon”

  The Jewish Museum Vienna is showing the video installation 4 x Sally by Friedemann Derschmidt and Shimon Lev (Two Family Archives) for one evening only. The joint project features video interviews with the 91-year-old Sally Perel. “Hitler Youth” Sally Perel Sally Perel, originally Salomon Perel, was born in Peine, Germany, in 1925 as the son of an orthodox rabbi. When the Nazis came to power, the family escaped to Poland. When the Wehrmacht invaded Poland, his parents sent him… Continue reading

Kulturjournal, 2.12. – 7 Tage Ö1

Sorry, this entry is only available in German. Filminstallation “4xSally” im Jüdischen Museum Salomon Perel hat eine unglaubliche Lebensgeschichte: Er ist Jude und er war Nazi, am Ende war er Opfer und Täter zugleich. Bekannt wurde Sally Perel als “Hitlerjunge Salomon”, dessen Autobiografie auch verfilmt wurde. Im Jüdischen Museum ist am kommenden Montag die Filminstallation “4xSally” des Künstlers Friedemann Derschmidt einmalig zu erleben. Dazu ein Interview mit Friedemann Derschmidt. Gestaltung: Anna Soucek   Continue reading

Intertwining Heritage: Language, Research, and Representation Based on Cultural Traumas

Intertwining Heritage: Language, Research, and Representation Based on Cultural Traumas A workshop for European, Palestinian, and Israeli researchers and individuals in the creative arts that will deal with the question of language and representation in contexts of asymmetry, guilt, and trauma Direct conversation between the parties involved in a conflict in the present or the past is extremely complicated. This is a situation full of guilt and blame, victimhood and aggression. At the same time, it is a multidirectional situation… Continue reading

FM4; 10.11.2015 Beitrag zu SAG DU ES DEINEM KINDE

Sorry, this entry is only available in German. Buch: Friedemann Derschmidt – “Sag Du es Deinem Kinde” Vor genau 77 Jahren haben die Novemberpogrome im damaligen “Deutschen Reich” die systematische Judenverfolgung eingeleitet. Hunderte Menschen wurden bei gezielten Anschlägen und Übergriffen ermordet, in den Suizid getrieben, jüdische Geschäfte und Wohnungen zerstört. Damit war der Schritt von der Ausgrenzung zur systematischen Juden-Verfolgung getan. Es ist kein Zufall, dass genau zum Jahrestag der Novemberpogrome ein Buch erscheint, das einen unerschrockenen Blick zurück wirft,… Continue reading