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JUL 11, 2013

Holocaust Survivor Portrait Exhibit

Holocaust survivors are living witnesses to history. Turn our Survivor Profiles into an exhibit at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.

The Project

We are working with photographer David Miller and writer Jane Ulman to prepare a photography exhibit of 25 or more visually riveting profiles of Holocaust survivors living in the Los Angeles area. These photographs, along with accompanying profiles, previously appeared in the Jewish Journal, the largest Jewish weekly newspaper in the United States outside of New York City. Now we want to expand the project.

The exhibit will stand as a gallery of living history as each of these survivors personally witnessed one of the defining moments of the 20th century: Adolph Hitler’s genocidal campaign against the Jews of Europe.

We’ll include an accompanying catalog with the stories that appeared in the Jewish Journal. Most of the survivors who were profiled waited decades after World War II to tell their story. Some of them have never before told their story outside of their immediate families. But all of them tell important stories of devastating heartbreak, brutality, miracles and the arduous rebuilding of broken lives.

Why This Project is Important

Photographs keep memories alive. They also tell stories of consequence. And that’s why we need your assistance. Please help us reach our goal of $5,000. The money will cover the cost of matting and framing 25 photographs. Of that amount, $500 will go toward marketing and catalog expenses. With additional money, we can include up to 10 more portraits in the exhibit. Remember, all donations are tax deductible.

These survivors have important stories to tell and important lessons to teach us. With your help they will be available to the many groups of students as well as people of all ages, races and religions who visit Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust on a daily basis.

To learn more about the exhibit, the survivors and how to donate to the project, click here