I want, in each work, the world, like
my countryman Mahler, the whole pie, not just one triangular wedge of it, but
all of it in all of its contradictions, paradoxes, ironies, unbearable sorrows, indescribable joys, tragic comedy, farce, pathos and drama, both authentic and fraudulent.

The world, I say to myself, on which all this takes place simultaneously—the world so incomprehensible, so dear, so much in need of our care, of our embrace.




William Pachner's archive resides
at the Florida Holocaust Museum
55 Fifth Street South,
St Petersburg, Florida 33701
T: 727.820.0100    www.thefhm.org