I Will Survive

The major component of this project is the video, Dancing Auschwitz: I Will Survive.

Even though it is a celebration of life, it also evokes absence, loss and mourning.

In this dance, the family, comprising three generations, improvised a dance to the pop song I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor, 1978). We performed at numerous traumatic sites where my parents had been prisoners during the Holocaust.

Dancing Auschwitz: I Will Survive

Survivor

'Survivor'. The family (Gil, Jane, Justine, Adolek, Yasmin, Sunny, Coby) at Auschwitz extermination camp

'To Write Poetry After Auschwitz is Barbaric'. A quote by Theodor Adorno

'Art must go on even after Auschwitz.' A quote by Theodor Adorno

Three Generations & A Cattle Train

Kaddish before the dance

Dad says Kaddish before the 'I Will Survive' dance

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The Dance 'I Will Survive' at entrance to Auschwitz

I Will Survive

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I Will Survive

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I Will Survive

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The Dance at the entrance of Theresienstadt Concentration camp

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The Dance at Dachau Concentration camp. Yasmin & Adolek

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The Dance at Dachau Concentration camp. Jane & Adolek

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The Dance. Sunny,Yasmin & Gil

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