Art and Memory. Contemporary Artistic Initiatives
1930-1942. Mémoire juive du quartier Marolles-Midi, Bruxelles, by Marta Marín-Dòmine
23 April to 1 September 2013
1930-1942. Mémoire juive du quartier Marolles-Midi, Bruxelles is a documentary based on interviews conducted during the 1990s by the Auschwitz Foundation in Brussels with survivors of the Nazi camps. The sequences of interviews with six residents of the emblematic neighbourhood of Marolles-Midi in Brussels (Joseph Berman, David Blum, Hélène Gangarska, Baron Maurice Goldstein, Henri Kichka and Maurice Pioro) enable us to follow their lives, integration into the country, schooling, forms of entertainment, and political convictions. The photographic material complements the contemporary filming to provide an example of life before the fateful period when the first anti-Semitic laws were applied leading, in 1942, to the mass deportation of Belgian Jews to the Dossin barracks from where they were transferred to the Auschwitz extermination camp.
Director: Marta Marín-Dòmine
Release date: 2012, Belgium
Length: 42:15 minutes
Languages: French, subtitles in English and Dutch.
Documentary sponsored by Fondation Auschwitz-Mémoire d'Auschwitz ASBL, Loterie Nationale, Fedération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
Dr. Marta Marín-Dòmine is Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages and Literature at Wilfrid Laurier University (Toronto). She is also Director of the Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies at the same university. She is author, among other works, of the books Traduir el desig (2004) and The Camp: Narratives of Internment and Exclusion (2007).
Website of Fondation Auschwitz-Mémoire d'Auschwitz.
Marta Marín-Dòmine. Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts (Canadà).
Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies (CMTS), Laurier University, Toronto campus, Canada.