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Waldsee 1944

2B Galéria, Budapest

June 6, 2014 throughJuly 2, 2014


Exhibited alongside Cruel Correspondence: Anti-Semitic Postcards from 1895-1930 was “Waldsee 1944,” also inspired by postcards. Jews imprisoned in Auschwitz were sometimes permitted to mail to friends outside postcards with short messages, albeit censored. The Nazi’s postmarked the cards “Waldsee,” a name that means in German “Forest Lake,” and suggests a pleasant spa town. In 2004, Alma and 2B Galéria invited Hungarian and international artists to respond, as if they had received a Waldsee postcard, with an artwork. Today, “Waldsee 1944” has grown to include more than 110 works, including several prominent artists, and has shown in several venues including: 2B Galéria, Budapest, 2004; Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin, 2005; Museum at the Hebrew Union College, New York, 2005-06; Donauschwabishes Zentralmuseum, Ulm, 2006; The Hungarian Embassy, Vienna, 2012; C.A.R. Essen, 2013.




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