Hand-picked from the collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland, Forbidden Art presents 20 powerful images of fragile and rare examples of art made illegally and under potentially grave consequences by Jewish and Polish prisoners in the German Nazi Auschwitz Concentration and Extermination Camp from 1940-1945. Many of these works document the harsh reality of the camp, but others, like caricatures, albums containing greetings, and even fairy tales written by prisoners for their children, reveal their use as an escape from the daily cruelty of Auschwitz.
Forbidden Art is part of a larger group of exhibitions and programs being mounted across the US in honor of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Each piece in Forbidden Art is accompanied by a historical commentary and excerpts from archival accounts and is displayed within large illuminated wooden kiosks that artfully evoke the interiors of prisoner barracks.
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Join us with your little learner, ages 2-6, for Read & Romp, an exciting hour of imaginative storytelling, interactive games, and creative crafts in the Museum’s galleries.
The upcoming Read & Romps will be held on Monday morning October 21. Check our events calendar for complete details.