Flow my tears – Attempts to understand. Published by Alexander Melach

in German:
Flow my tears – Versuche, zu verstehen. Herausgegeben von Alexander Melach




The book was produced in parallel with the film "Trilogy of Forgetting". As in the film, the filmmaker also explores in the prose texts and some illustrations the question of what the Holocaust did to his own life, and what it did to society, as far as he was able to observe this himself, mostly from behind the camera, on some 25 research trips over two and a half decades. In any case, the trips took Alexander Melach to the concentration camp memorials Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Ravensbrück, Sachsenhausen, Bergen-Belsen, Dachau, Mauthausen and to Hartheim Castle and various subcamps on the 50th, 60th and 70th anniversaries of the liberation, as well as to Israel and Bratislava, to Graz and to several other places where contemporary witnesses were invited or visited for personal visits and in-depth interviews in their "everyday lives of survival", outside of the memorial setting.

in German:
Das Buch ist mit dem Film „Trilogie des Vergessens“ parallel entstanden. Der Filmemacher geht wie im Film auch in den Prosatexten und einigen Abbildungen der Frage nach, was der Holocaust in seinem eigenen Leben bewirkte, und was in der Gesellschaft, soweit er dies auf ca. 25 Recherchereisen in zweieinhalb Jahrzehnten zumeist selbst hinter der Kamera beobachten konnte. Die Reisen führten Alexander Melach jedenfalls am jeweils 50., 60. und 70. Jahrestag der Befreiung in die KZ-Gedenkstätten Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Ravensbrück, Sachsenhausen, Bergen-Belsen, Dachau, Mauthausen und nach Schloss Hartheim und in diverse Nebenlager sowie nach Israel und Bratislava, nach Graz und an einige weitere Orte, wo ZeitzeugInnen in ihrem „Überlebensalltag“, außerhalb der Gedenkstätten-Situation, zu persönlichen Besuchen und vertiefenden Interviews einluden bzw. aufgesucht wurden.


Edition Keiper Publishers

in German:
Verlag Edition Keiper



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26 Apr 2022




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