ghost stories

Private presentation in the context of my show Ghost Stories of the shattered grave monument inscriptions from the tomb of Isak and Theresia von Hofmannsthal to a large group of their descendants The tomb was ransacked during the NS period For many years Christian and I have been working on the restoration of this and other desecrated family gravesites in the Jewish Cemetery in Währing (an outer district of Vienna) with the goal of eventually returning these to the monument, which until recently was also in pieces on the ground; our efforts resulted in its reassembly in 2017—how the inscription panels (which we have pieced together over time) can now be secured to it remains an open question that was discussed at length here by the family