Projects

Since the 1980’s Monica Petzal has worked on a wide variety of projects, exhibitions, events, symposiums and the like. This archive will be slowly accumulating collection of some documentation, both written and visual of this history.

Reflections on dentistry and dental problems under the Third Reich

My Grandfather Dr Erich Max Isakowitz with his wife Sofie and their daughter, my mother Lore in about 1916-17  Reflections on dentistry and dental problems under the Third Reich Jerry O’Sullivan and Malcolm Bishop  Abstract: Victor Klemperer was a Professor of Romance Languages and Literature in Dresden during the 1920s and 1930s.  He kept a […]

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Herbert Schools Project

What a great time I had working in December and January with pupils from Whitley Academy in Coventry. The girls were enthusiastic, full of ideas and worked liked crazy after hours at school to complete their archival Coventry Monopoly Board. I set them the idea based on the thought that this could combine research in […]

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The Dresden Project- Indelible Marks – An Introduction

The Dresden Project is about my maternal family, who were German Jews. It explores a family archive, historical documentation, and personal experience through the medium of print. There is tragedy at the heart of my relationship to Dresden. The city that provided my mother and her parents with stability, prosperity and a remarkable cultural life […]

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Text Panels for Dresden

The text panels for Dresden have been rewritten to take into consideration the audience in Dresden. They are in both German and English. Introduction The Dresden Project is about my maternal family, who were German Jews. It explores a family archive, historical documentation, and personal experience through the medium of print. The prints were conceived in […]

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The Dresden Project – A German translation

  Monica Petzal The Dresden Project, Indelible Marks – Unauslöschliche Spuren Das Dresden Project ist eine kontinuierliche Beschäftigung mit meiner Familie mütterlicherseits. Durch das produktive Medium des Drucks werden dabei ein gewaltiges Familienarchiv, zeitgenössische historische Dokumente sowie meine eigenen persönlichen Erfahrungen erforscht. Die Drucke wurden nach langen Überlegungen in Werkstätten in Dresden und London gemacht. […]

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