To the friends, family, colleagues, acquaintances, and strangers who have donated to Paulina (She is alone) in 2018: I am (we are) so honored and touched by your generous acts of support at this crucial phase. This is a self-organized project that requires many leaps of faith. Each step forward is only made possible by the sprouting of yet another bridge, that connects to yet another, and another: Francine Affourtit Chloe Bass
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Travel agency inhabiting the ground floor of Paulina's former home in Krakow, 2018. Written on a train between Warsaw and Kraków: I have been in Poland for over two months now investigating the story of Paulina Hirsch. On a previous visit, her 1945 Holocaust survival testimony fell into my hands. I knew nothing of this woman before returning here beyond the details in her testimony covering five years during World War II... -click for full post-
Her Name is Paulina. A stirring story from the past has emerged from archive oblivion, sending me on a nine-month research and performative investigation in Poland. I need your help. Who is Paulina? Ten pages of a testimony transcribed in Warsaw in 1945 are all that seem to exist of Paulina Hirsch, a Polish-Jewish woman traveling throughout Nazi-and Soviet-occupied Poland. The notetaker's introduction begins, “Sama,” or She is alone. Click here to find out more.