Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. This achingly painful film “Vishneva, Belarus Soviet Union Poland” is grounded in the oral history testimony of a Holocaust survivor and has been deconstructed by the interviewee’s son. Unlike most oral histories that focus on the words of the interviewee, this short uses silent images from the interview superimposed with typed memories that describe the unspoken pain borne by father and son through more than half a century. #MemoryMakers, a project of HMD, paired survivors with British artists who responded to their stories by creating works of art to keep the memory alive.
Memory Makers ensures that survivors’ experiences are not lost and that a new generation can engage with and be informed by history. Play your part by sharing these powerful stories of survivors or respond to a story.