Forced Walks: Honouring Esther

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The line of a Nazi Death March transposed, returned and retraced:
Frome, Somerset, to Bath 2015 on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Belsen
Ovelgonne, Lower Saxony, to Belsen 2016 on the 71st anniversary of a Nazi Death March

Honouring Esther launched on 27 January 2015, International Holocaust Memorial Day, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Death Camp at Auschwitz. The walk took place over two days culminating on 15 April, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Belsen Death Camp; the walk was documented and materials gathered for exhibition in July in Bath, England.

The project completed in Germany in February 2016, walking the original route stopping at the same points of intersection as in the April 2015 walk. Remote walkers were invited, to identify a historic death march route, perhaps drawn from family members’ testimony, and to configure it for the present day to a place of their choosing and then prepare to walk it.

Richard White

Richard White

Freelance walking and multimedia artist/researcher Richard White devises, curates and hosts walks involving listening, sensing, making and asking questions. His participatory performative practice, Walknow, explores accountability and seeks to develop res...

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