Courtesy Eduard Freudman

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    Deutsches Haus at Columbia University

    Deutsches Haus
    420 West 116th Street · New York, NY 10027
    (212) 854-1858
    deutsches-haus@columbia.edu

The White Elephant Archive, Setting No 3 explores the legacy of the Holocaust from the perspective of the third generation living in Austria today. In this intensely personal, one-man production Freudmann uses his family’s archive–which includes poems written by his grandfather while imprisoned in concentration camps–to explore his family’s silence about the Holocaust, and his own attempt to understand the burden of this legacy through art. Reflecting on the politics of Holocaust commemoration in Austria, and larger questions about how to speak of a horror once its witnesses are gone or silent, this production provides a rare and important glimpse into the experience of the third generation living in Europe, and the impact of trauma across generations.