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Re: Holocaust Art

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Roy Winkelman (
Fri, 22 Jan 1999 23:13:44 -0500

> Hi,
> I will be doing a Holocaust project with my 9-11th graders. Does any one
> have any suggestions!
> Need background material to show the students.
> Any ideas for projects?
> Kim


Here are some resources that you may find useful for a unit on Holocaust


"From Bitter Earth: Artists of the Holocaust" (BBC) introduces students
art created by Jewish Artists during the Holocaust

"Degenerate Art" (PBS) documents the art exhibition mounted by the Nazis

to defame the works of modern artists.

Artworks on the Web:

David Olere (survivor who painted scenes of camp life)

Josef Nassy

Holocaust Art at Yad Vashem (8 artists)

Four Ghetto Artists

German Propaganda Archive

Ghetto Fighters House Museum
(Search the Archives for "Art about the Holocaust" and "Art during
the Holocaust.")


Terezin (ghetto to which many artists were sent)

Exploitation of Art in the Third Reich

Nazi Propaganda

For background information on the Holocaust visit
"A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust"
I am the project manager for this site and plan to add an expanded
section on the visual arts this semester. There will be four
1) Art of the Ghettos and Camps
2) Nazi Approved Art
3) "Degenerate" Art
4) Art in Response to the Holocaust
If anyone on this list has attempted Holocaust art projects in their
classroom, I would be very interested in hearing from you.

Roy Winkelman
Director, Florida Center for Instructional Technology
University of South Florida