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Fałków, 1941. 15-year-old Pole Walerian Wróbel is deported to Bremen for forced labour. He has language problems and is homesick. After 10 days, Walerian sets fire to the house because he hopes he will then be sent home. The farmer's wife Luise has him picked up by the Gestapo. Walerian is taken to Neuengamme concentration camp and executed on 25 August 1942. Luise was the great-grandmother of photographer Stefan Weger.

With this exhibition, Weger confronts his family history, which is interwoven with National Socialism. He calls his photographic-artistic project on the death of the young forced labourer "Archaeology of an Injustice". Weger searched for family photos, explored the overgrown area around the old farm and collected files on the case. The result is a dense visual portrait of a family history under National Socialism that revolves around forgetting and raising awareness.

Stefan Weger: The editor, portrait and documentary photographer lives and works in Berlin. In 2021 he graduated from the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie in Berlin-Weißensee. In his personal long-term projects, Weger focuses on larger social and, above all, historical themes. In these, he uses the approach of research-based photography, as in this photo exhibition. The photo book on "Luise. Archaeology of an Injustice" was awarded the German Photo Book Prize in Gold in 2021.

Exhibition opening on June 15, 7 p.m
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