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Re: Holocaust Art

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Roy Winkelman (winkelma.edu)
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
>

Kim,

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

Videos:

"From Bitter Earth: Artists of the Holocaust" (BBC) introduces students
to
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)
http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/Holocaust/resource/galleryp/olere.htm

Josef Nassy
http://www.ushmm.org/nassy/index.html

Holocaust Art at Yad Vashem (8 artists)
http://www.yad-vashem.org.il/collections/artmuseum/index.html

Four Ghetto Artists
http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/Holocaust/resource/galleryp/ghetart.htm

German Propaganda Archive
http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/

Ghetto Fighters House Museum
http://www2.gfh.org.il/english/
(Search the Archives for "Art about the Holocaust" and "Art during
the Holocaust.")

Bibliographies:

Terezin (ghetto to which many artists were sent)
http://motlc.wiesenthal.com/resources/education/bibliograph/terezin2.html

Exploitation of Art in the Third Reich
http://motlc.wiesenthal.com/resources/education/bibliograph/art.html

Nazi Propaganda
http://motlc.wiesenthal.com/resources/education/bibliograph/naziprop.html

For background information on the Holocaust visit
"A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust"
http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/Holocaust/default.htm
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
sub-sections--
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
winkelma.edu