The Children of Bergen-Belsen

Work in progress

A photographic study of history and migration, identity and belonging, trauma and healing. A documentary project about the first generation of Jewish children who were born in the displaced persons camp Bergen-Belsen in Germany after 1945. On the occasion of the UN International Day of Holocaust Remembrance on January 27th, 2020, an excerpt of the project was shown for the first time during the group exhibition 5rooms and at the Ahlem Memorial Museum in Hanover, Germany.

The corresponding photobook will be published by Kehrer Verlag in spring 2023. To cover the production costs of the book, I will launch a crowdfunding campaign in October 2022. For further information you can reach me at mail (at) mariaklenner.com.

Have a first look at some pages of the photobook dummy, produced in 2020: