The Pankowsky Collection: Paintings by Sofia Guttentag-Davidson

Sofia Guttentag-Davidson was born in Lodz, Poland in 1893. She studied art in Munich and then escaped to the Soviet Union when war broke out. After the war, she emigrated to Mexico and turned to art as a means of dealing with her difficult past. Guttentag-Davidson’s work brings her family’s history to life. Her artwork is a powerful representation of Jewish life before the war, the persecution of European Jewry, and her life and memories in Mexico.


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S. Mark Taper Foundation Atrium

Room 1: The World That Was

Room 2: Rise of Nazism

Room 3: Onset of War, Ghettoization, Extermination

Room 4: Deportation & Extermination 

Room 5: Labor/Concentration/Death Camps

Room 6: World Response, Resistance, Rescue

Room 7: Life After Liberation

Room 8: Survivor Presentation/Temporary Exhibit Room

Room 9: The Tree of Testimony

Holocaust Monument & Martyrs Memorial

Goldrich Family Foundation Children's Memoriall