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Holocaust Museum LA x Wende Museum: Europe After the War
Holocaust Museum LA x Wende Museum: Europe After the War

Sun, Mar 06


Holocaust Museum LA

Holocaust Museum LA x Wende Museum: Europe After the War

Photographs, history, and personal stories come together to shed light on the Jewish post-war experience in Europe. Presented in conjunction with Holocaust Museum LA’s Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist and the Wende Museum’s Soviet Jewish Life exhibitions.

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Mar 06, 2022, 2:00 PM

Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA



Polina Divinsky, Holocaust Museum LA docent and 2G from Ukraine

Dr. Holli Levitsky, Founder and Director of the Jewish Studies Program and Professor of English at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles

Gosia Szymanska Weiss, Consultant to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation and 3G from Poland

This program is sponsored by The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies.

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist celebrates the remarkable life of Ruth Gruber, a twentieth–century pioneer and trailblazing photojournalist. Gruber’s groundbreaking work documenting the Exodus 1947 was printed in thousands of newspapers and magazines, including LIFE, and radically transformed attitudes toward the plight of Jewish refugees after the Holocaust. Soviet Jewish Life features the work of American photographer Bill Aron, who photographed the ritual and social events around Soviet synagogues as well as the brave faces of the Refuseniks – Soviet Jews who wished to emigrate but were denied permission – as well as artist Yevgeniy Fiks whose multimedia projects reexamine Soviet history.

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