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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)
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
Terezin (ghetto to which many artists were sent)
Exploitation of Art in the Third Reich
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.
Director, Florida Center for Instructional Technology
University of South Florida