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Monica Bohm-Duchen

Mar 1, 2023

DOROTHY BOHM (B. 1924): A WORLD OBSERVED
Lecture by Monica Bohm-Duchen, London (UK)

2022-12-12T13:44:39-05:00March 1st, 2023|, |Comments Off on DOROTHY BOHM (B. 1924): A WORLD OBSERVED
Lecture by Monica Bohm-Duchen, London (UK)

Dorothy Bohm was born Dorothea Israelit in Königsberg, East Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia) in 1924 into an assimilated, affluent and cultured Jewish milieu. In 1932 her father chose to move the family to Memel (now Klaipeda) in Lithuania, but following the Nazi occupation of Memelland in March 1939, her parents decided to send their daughter, aged 14, to the safety of England, where she arrived in June 1939. She wasn’t to see her parents and sister again for over twenty years. Image above (appears as detail): Dorothy Bohm, Venice Carnival, 1987 © Dorothy Bohm Archive REGISTER FOR THIS ZOOM EVENT HERE Dorothy Bohm, Self-Portrait, 1942, age 18. © Dorothy Bohm Archive Dorothy Bohm, [...]

Jun 1, 2022

Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943):
A Life Before Auschwitz
Lecture by Monica Bohm-Duchen, London (UK)

2022-06-07T11:49:44-04:00June 1st, 2022|, , |Comments Off on Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943):
A Life Before Auschwitz
Lecture by Monica Bohm-Duchen, London (UK)

Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943), was a hugely talented Berlin-born artist who was murdered at Auschwitz, four months pregnant, at the age of twenty-six. Her main body of work, a sequence of nearly 800 gouache images entitled Leben? oder Theater? (Life? or Theatre?), and created while seeking refuge in the South of France, is an ambitious fictive autobiography which deploys both images and text, and a wide range of musical, literary and cinematic references. The narrative, informed by Salomon's experiences as a cultured, and assimilated German Jewish woman, depicts a life lived in the shadow of Nazi persecution and a family history of suicide, but also reveals moments of intense happiness and hope. Challenging the artistic conventions of Salomon’s time, it remains [...]

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