Evanescence:  Image, Memory and History

   

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Evanescence is a journey into a past and a culture that is disappearing. It is part photography, part oral history, and part research on the dichotomy of evidence; documented and anecdotal.

It is about ethnic Germans from Yugoslavia, their experiences in the aftermath of World War II, their children who, by and large, grew up in another world, and the ambiguities of their identities.

I use the term Yugoslavia, because my grandfather believed in a Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia no longer exists as an idea nor as a name. Its meaning lies in the promise of what could be and why it cannot.

The Danube, looking upstream at Kazan Gorge and into the southern reaches of the Banat

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Introduction

Nec Te Cum Nec Sine Te

Die Donauschwaben

America

Memory

Images

Conclusion

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