Hosted by the Interfaith Center of Northeast Florida
Teaching the Holocaust
Thursday, March 23 at 6:30pm
at The LJD Jewish Family & Community Services
8540 Baycenter Rd, Jacksonville, FL
Art in the Holocaust
The LJD Jewish Family & Community Services is honored to again partner with Yad Vashem, The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, to bring Art in the Holocaust to the Frisch Family Holocaust Memorial Gallery. This exhibition, containing digital images of works in the Yad Vashem Collection and stories of the artists who created them, provides a glimpse into art created during the Holocaust in ghettos, camps, forests, and while in hiding. The artworks reflect the tension between the artists’ need to document the terrible events they endured and their desire to break free through art, and escape into the realms of beauty, imagination, and faith.
The exhibition stands as testimony to the strength of the human spirit that refuses to surrender and our innate need to create, even during times of trauma and destruction.
While visiting the gallery you will also have an opportunity to view the work of the Mayo Clinic Lyndra P. Daniel Center for Humanities in Medicine program as it intersected with the Holocaust Memories project at JFCS during this time of uncertainty and change. This collaborative installation uses words and art to shine a light on the power of the humanities to heal in times of trauma.
The Frisch Family Holocaust Memorial Gallery
Commemorating both unfathomable loss and the indomitable will to survive, The Frisch Family Holocaust Memorial Gallery is the first space of its kind between Atlanta and Central Florida.
The memorial contains a two-panel granite installation designed by Holocaust survivor Morris Bendit to remember those Jews who perished. It consists of an etched mural which depicts a map and information about the human and geographic scope of the genocide.
The gallery features exhibitions, public programs and educational tours exploring themes of human rights, individual courage, and the search for peace. The changing art on the walls serves as a platform for reflection and conversation, and the entire space is dedicated to the power of art: as a tool for remembering and as a channel for speaking truth, building understanding, and telling stories that need to be told.
THE GALLERY IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Monday – Friday | 8:30am – 5:00pm
Visit our Holocaust Education page to find out more about scheduling tours for student groups.
“My vision for creating a Holocaust Memorial comes from the love and dedication I feel for the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust who have no resting place. A monument made from stone symbolizes the strength we have as a community to never forget them and to teach our future generations how important our history is. We must never forget.”
~ Morris Bendit