Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Susan Silas

Helmbrechts walk, 1998-2003 (day six)

Helmbrechts walk, 1998-2003 (day six)

Susan Silas. Helmbrechts walk, 1998-2003 (day six), 1998–2003.

Description:
Helmbrechts walk, 1998-2003 is a memorial testament to the forced march of 580 female Jewish prisoners at the end of the Second World War. The march began on April 13th, 1945 in order to evacuate Helmbrechts, a small satellite camp of the Flossenburg concentration camp, before Allied troops arrived. This work is a visual representation of the 225 miles that the prisoners were forced to march from the camp in Germany into occupied Czechoslovakia.

Medium:
Photography

Tags:
memorial, forced march, women prisoners, concentration camp, walking, shoah

Images
the self-portrait sessions; session one (image 9 of 9)the self-portrait sessions; Yaddo sessionlove in the ruins; sex over 50Helmbrechts walk, 1998-2003 (day six)night bird (image 1 of 9)night bird (image 2 of 9)

Location
Brooklyn, New York
USA

Contact
susansilas@susansilas.com

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