In 2021 I made a presentation in Leicester about the making of the prints for my exhibition Dissent and Displacement which was in the New Walk Museum from February 2020 until lockdown.
As a result the organisers of the conference were asked by European Judaism if they could publish the papers, to which I gladly agreed. It has taken a long time to get into the correct form for publication but I am delighted that I am now allowed to publish it on my website.
From Archive to Print: The Diarist Victor Klemperer and the Isakowitz Family
In the spring of 1995, my London phone rang. It was my cousin Ruth Levy Berlowitz from Tel Aviv in Israel. She told me a diary had been published in Germany with entries about my family who had been friends of the diarist, and that I had to read it. The writer’s name was Victor Klemperer, and the diaries were called Ich will Zeugnis ablegen bis zum letzten – Tagebücher 1933–1945 (1995).[i]
[i]. Victor Klemperer, Ich will Zeugnis ablegen bis zum letzten – Tagebücher 1933–1945 (2 vols) (Berlin: Aufbau-Verlag, 1995).