Alison Leslie Gold, known best for her work on Anne Frank and the Holocaust, relates a personal memoir, centred on recent losses of loved ones and on various findings that to some extent offset the losses. This is explored through a series of letters, a meditation on ageing, friendship, and the sort of ‘translation’ required when writing to the dead. Her text is accompanied by 13 paintings from Charlotte Salomon’s timeless masterpiece Leben? oder Teater?
The Guardian March 2010