Thanks to the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota for their efforts in keeping alive the memory and creations of those who suffered or lost their lives for the crime of being Jewish.

This exhibit is, in part, adapted from their on-line exhibition.

Following their release from the murder centers, these artist-survivors recalled their experience in this series of images.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Esther Lurie, Artist of the Kovno Ghetto

The Main Ghetto gate

Esther Lurie was born in Liepaja, Latvia, emigrated to Palestine in 1934 and returned to the Baltic States several times for exhibitions. She was caught in Lithuania when the war between Germany and the USSR broke out in 1941 and survived the Kovno Ghetto and Stutthoff concentration camp. Many of her works survived in hidden spaces of the Ghetto.

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