The great escape

Africa 1944-1948

Final project 

Advised by Ada Vardi and Shy Golan

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In 1944, 251 Political Prisoners suspected of belonging to the Jewish Resistance groups Etzel and Lehi, were exiled by the British Mandate to prison camps in Africa. My Grandfather, Yehuda Borochov, was one of them, and was responsible for documenting and archiving the camps. My project moves between two parallel, primary concepts. The first is the unconcealed historical story, and the second is the hidden narratives, containing riddles, encryptions, encodings, and unknown objects woven throughout the story. In every section there is a riddle, and I unravel it, bringing forth an explanation.


(Materials generously provided by the Jabotinsky Institute, Israel)