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The J-Street Project

Susan Hiller

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The J-Street Project is the result of Susan Hiller's complex study documenting every street sign in Germany whose name contains a reference to Jews. These signs now function as inadequate memorials to the destroyed communities, marking locations dating back as far as the eleventh century where Jews had lived, sometimes... ​​Read More

The J-Street Project is the result of Susan Hiller's complex study documenting every street sign in Germany whose name contains a reference to Jews. These signs now function as inadequate memorials to the destroyed communities, marking locations dating back as far as the eleventh century where Jews had lived, sometimes completely segregated from public and municipal life. In 1938, the Nazis changed the names of all streets that referred to Jews. After World War II, many were changed back to their prewar names during the Allied program of de-Nazification, a name-restoring process that is ongoing. The resulting images are haunting, often sparse, and conjure up feelings of distinct unease. Some images are occupied with people; others are empty but equally compelling in the feeling of sadness and absence they evoke.

Published by Compton Verney Trust
13 x 17.5 cm
Hardcover
644 pages
1st Edition, 2000 copies
2005
English
ISBN 978-0-9546545-8-0