To mark Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday, April 28, the exhibition Art From the Holocaust will be on view in the Feldman Center Lobby April 25 through 29.
This exhibition of 21 works of art comes from Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. The work was created by people in ghettos, concentration camps, forests, and while in hiding. The artworks reflect the tension between the artists’ need to document the terrible events they endured and their desire to break free through art, and escape into the realms of beauty, imagination, and faith.
The works, from Yad Vashem’s Art Collection, stand as testimony to the strength of the human spirit.
The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of 6 million people, mostly Jews, by the Nazi regime, its allies, and collaborators. The command to exterminate people also included the Roma and Sinti people, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, Slavs, dissidents, those with mental and physical disabilities, Soviet soldiers, and many more.