His installation, titled “Letters to Afar,” opened Wednesday at the Museum of the City of New York. Visitors to the museum can stroll among the nine screens in a darkened room and glimpse these postcards from a Jewish culture in Poland that is no more.
“It’s Hitchcockian,” Mr. Forgacs said in an interview. “We see everything peaceful and lovely and observe the lives, but we know that every place, every shtetl is a crime scene. And we know most of these people are victims in the Hitchcockian realm. There is suspense. You and I know what happens. They don’t know.”
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