Uriel Orlow "1942 (Poznan)"

The Jewish Museum

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1942 (Poznan) memorializes a place, a people, and one of the darkest periods in European history. The video begins with a close-up of a tiled floor. The camera then rises to reveal an indoor pool with a lone swimmer in slow motion. As a cantor chants a memorial prayer in Hebrew, the camera exposes the building’s vaulted ceiling and seating area above the main entrance, revealing the building's history. Orlow’s video is a provocative reflection on the uses of former synagogues in once-vibrant Jewish communities decimated by Nazism and forgotten under Communism



from November 09, 2008 to February 01, 2009


Uriel Orlow

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