Behind the Ghetto Walls: Erich Lichtblau-Leskly
OPENING OCTOBER 24: Erich Lichtblau-Leskly was born in 1911 in what is now the Czech Republic. With the invasion of Nazi Germany and beginning of the Holocaust, Erich and his wife Else were deported to Theresienstadt. Erich, an artist and commercial designer by training, found inspiration and courage to produce satirical, mocking art work that depicted everyday life in Theresienstadt. When the Nazis began searching for drawings and deporting artists to Auschwitz, Erich removed the incriminating captions and divided every pictorial narrative into several fragments. Else managed to save the fragments and conceal them between the wooden boards in her barrack. Decades later, Erich replicated the ghetto-period watercolors in a large placard-size format. LAMOTH's exhibit showcases Erich Lichtblau-Leskly's original watercolors next to his recreated artwork.ABOUT TEMPORARY EXHIBITS
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