Art From The Holocaust

Last week, a new art exhibit opened in the German Historical Museum in Berlin. Its title? Art From The Holocaust. A blogger who I only discovered yesterday, thanks to Rob Goldstein, has written a beautiful tribute to this exhibit, complete with some wonderful pictures. This is a bit outside my normal subject matter, but I thought it was very tasteful and beautifully written, and I wanted to share it with my readers. Many thanks to artinmanyforms for this post, and for permission to share!


A new exhibition in Berlin explores the grim realities of life for Jews in Nazi camps and ghettoes.

A historic new exhibit, Art from the Holocaust, opened in the rear wing of the German Historical Museum in Berlin last week. For the first time ever, art from the collection of Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Museum is being shown outside in Germany. The exhibit features 100 works, mostly drawings and paintings, by Jewish inmates of labour camps, ghettoes and concentration camps. Many of the works portray the dark realities of day-to-day life in Nazi imprisonment. The fact that the works survived to the present day is, in most cases, a miracle: many were hidden or smuggled out at great risk by friends of the artists.

The show, which is timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel, comes at a moment of…

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7 thoughts on “Art From The Holocaust

    • Yes, I agree. It was haunting, yet somehow uplifting to know that they live on through their art. And that keeps us from forgetting … at least some of us. Future generations need to be taught and reminded, for we don’t always learn the lessons of history and are likely to make the same mistake again if we forget. Is that happening today? I don’t know. Anyway, I found her post to be humbling.

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  1. Dear Jill,
    Thanks for finding this and for sharing. The images will be haunting me throughout the day and it is a reminder to be ever vigilant against such evil. We now know this could happen again.
    Hugs, Gronda

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    • Yes, the images are haunting, but I found some comfort in knowing that these people are living on through their art. I hesitated to re-blog, but then I reminded myself that the lessons of the Holocaust must NEVER be forgotten, for yes, it can happen again. And at the risk of sounding like an alarmist, I believe it may be beginning to happen again.
      Many hugs, my friend …

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