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Im Süden

„Im Süden“ is a photographic study around the topic of "Remembrance - Second World War". I am interested how remembrance takes place today? Who remembers personally on this horrible actions? And how do deal with all this informations and the resulting feelings as German? Starting point of the search was my granduncle Josef Gerblinger. He had to go to the Italian front in the beginning of 1944. At this time he was 27 years old, exactly my age when I started to work on this project. There were month of position warfare between the Germans and the Allies. Overall 74.000 soldiers died and the most of the surrounding villages were destroyed over 90 percent. 70 years later, in May 2014, I visited the city of Cassino and the near mountains. The place where my granduncle fought and probably died.