Whispers in East Berlin by Nashalina Schrape

This is the story of a house build in 1938 in East Berlin. Four  generations of my family have experienced the events of World War II,  Russian invasion and occupation via the Berlin Wall in this house. These photographs attempt to break open the legacy of my families  personal trauma and the dark memories of violence, loss, terror,  separation and suppression. There were always ghosts in the house. Breathing, moving, slowly.  Changing the shadows. Whispers of movement of articles of clothing. They  were memories. Not actual spirits. They were things that happened in the  house in the past and they stayed. They didn’t leave. And they were  thick. They were not loud. They were the things we did not talk about.

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