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Edmund de Waal at Venice Biennale: giving voice to lost libraries and secret synagogues— The Jewish Chronicle

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— by Keren David: The studio of the British ceramicist and author Edmund de Waal is a large, bright space, a former munitions factory in deepest South London, walls painted in “Homebase white”. We’re here to talk about an utterly different place. The synagogues of the Venice ghetto, hidden away at the tops of the tall buildings overlooking a sleepy square, are shuttered, dark and dusty, black and red and gold. In active use only on High Holy Days, they have a Sleeping Beauty feel to them, a melancholic place of memory, forever in mourning for the community deported to the death camps in 1943…

Image courtesy of Edmund de Waal

May 2, 2019 — 11:38

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