Stefan Hanke : KZ uberlebt Hardback
For Stefan Hanke (*1961 in Regensburg), each new day harbored the danger of being able to meet one less person who had survived one of the greatest disasters in the history of humankind to occur in Europe.
For his project, for nearly eleven years, the photographer has been traveling thousands of kilometers in order to meet the last survivors of National Socialist concentration camps.
Photographs were created during these intense encounters that relate stories and give us an understanding of history in a highly insightful way.
Hanke met with the Polish writer Zofia Posmysz the morning after she received The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in a barrack at the former women's concentration camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau. And he took pictures of the Praguer Pavel Stransky in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, where the leading representatives of the Nazi regime stood trial between 1945 and 1949.
Hanke's photographs are less documentary character than personal interpretations of these gripping encounters.
Exhibitions: Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelande Nurnberg, 15.7.-31.12.2016 | Gedenkstatte Theresienstadt, Tschechien, 5.4.-7.7.2016 | Tschechisches Kulturministerium in Prag 26.1 -3.3.2017 | Kunst-und Gewerbeverein e.V.
Regensburg, 25.3.-30.4.2017 | Gedenkstatte Auschwitz / Birkenau, Polen, 14.6.-12.9.2017 | further venues
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 264 pages, 123
- Publisher: Hatje Cantz
- Publication Date: 01/06/2016
- Category: Individual photographers
- ISBN: 9783775741972