“I survived the camp. Portraits of Stefan Hanke” temporary exhibition at the Auschwitz Memorial
“I survived the camp. Portraits of Stefan Hanke” is the title of a temporary exhibition featuring portraits of former prisoners of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. The author is a German photographer Stefan Hanke.
In the years 2004-2014, the artist who hails from Regensburg visited seven European countries and met with survivors of the concentration camps. He portrayed them in the home scenery, and in their places of suffering. A total of 121 photographs were created, out of which the author selected 34 portraits of the former Auschwitz prisoners for exhibition.
The composition of the photo and its place where the picture was taken reflect the history and personality of each of the heroes of the exhibition. The portrait, biography of the former prisoner, his or brief comment and additional information on the creation of the photo form a kind of continuous narrative.
The author dedicated his project to all persons who are persecuted by totalitarian regimes, as well as the future generation, which - as he hopes - will remain vigilant and prevent all forms of tyranny.
The exposition “I survived the camp” may be viewed in the temporary exhibition hall in block 12 on the premises of the former Auschwitz I camp until 12 September between 10:00 - 18:00 CET.