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Zine Launch # 2 and survivor talk: Martin Kapel


26 Jan 2022, 5:00pm




Free (but please consider donating - recommended donation £3)

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Following the success of our first zine launch, produced with camp and death march survivor Iby Knill, we are pleased to announce our latest self-published work, co-produced with survivor Martin Kapel.

After Martin Kapel was forced to leave Germany with his family and thousands of other Polish Germans in 1938, he spent a few weeks in a Shtetl in Poland, before being able to escape further Nazi persecution in a Kindertransport to the UK. He feels incredibly privileged to have experienced life in Brzesko, as shtetlehk (small Jewish towns) across Eastern Europe were completely eradicated in the Holocaust.

This project is both an exploration of Martin’s memories and an exploration of how we preserve and share lost history online.

Join us for the launch of this limited-edition publication with Holocaust survivor Martin Kapel and artist Paula Kolar.


What is a zine? Zines are limited-edition publications of original and/or appropriated texts and images. Historically, they have provided a sense of community to individuals or groups through the ability to express and pursue common ideas and subjects. For this reason, zines have cultural and academic value as tangible traces of marginal communities, many of which are otherwise little-represented. Zines present groups with an opportunity to voice their opinions, both with other members of their communities or with a larger audience. Because of the history of the HSFA, this medium embodies our community-led focus. After the event, you will be able to purchase a copy of the zine online or on-site at the University of Huddersfield.