Video installation, color/sound

Chapter II

In Autumn of 1996, in the corridors and rooms of the Jewish community’s ‘Lavoslav Schwarz’ nursing home in Zagreb, the voice of the famous opera diva Ljiljana Molnar Talajic echoed, as she performed the song “To you, dear mother, my thoughts do fly“.

It had been dubbed by some as the last ‘Verdian’ voice singing quietly but humbly, while a large group of Jews, mostly refugees from the occupied Sarajevo sat around. Although the bodies of their mothers had long since disappeared in the smoke of the fascist camps, or been laid to rest at Jewish cemeteries throughout Yugoslavia, Bosnian Jews were singing, weeping.

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