• As an artist, I explore my family's complicated history of lost Jewish identity and forced political involvement during World War II. I focus on the relationship between carrier, descendant, and unresolved trauma, questioning the ways in which harrowing experiences affect the next generation that follows. I engage in this history by reflecting on the current political climate using an archive developed by my ancestors. Using components of these varying objects, photographs, and writings, I deconstruct - utilizing materials and techniques that can be unwound, discolored, or aged to depict, if not honor, the mutable nature of memory. It is the tension within my ancestry that drives me to make this work to ensure that genocidal tragedies like the Holocaust do not happen again. I aim to portray the delicacy of both personal and collective memory regarding genocide, to remind the viewer of how easy it is to forget and, inevitably, repeat history.