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One man’s journey

video art 55 seconds

This is my father’s story. He escaped Europe on the Kindertransport as a teenager in 1939, but his mother expired at Rivesaltes and his father was gassed at Auschwitz. Slowly and painfully my father rebuilt his life in England- with a profession and family. Taking early retirement, he made aliya and moved to Jerusalem, Israel, where we see him with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, in front of the Knesset (Parliament).
This work encapsulates his fractured journey and layered identity, so characteristic of the histories of a fast-declining group within our people, and reflected in the weltanschauung of Israel as a whole.