PORTRAITS OF MORAL COURAGE FROM THE HOLOCAUST
A book and touring exhibition by Gay Block and Malka Drucker that previously debuted at New York’s MoMA in 1992.
From 1939 to 1945 the Nazis murdered six million European Jews, an unbearable truth that marks the darkest period of modern history. Decades later, the world is ready to look through the tragedy of those years to see some light. Photographer Gay Block and writer Malka Drucker spent three years photographing and interviewing over 100 people who hid, protected, and saved Jews in Europe during World War II.
Rescuers cannot easily explain why they had the strength to act righteously, nor do their life stories always offer a clue. History gives no promises, but rescuers offer hope, revealing that goodness is, indeed, part of the human spirit.
A JFCS & Bolles School Partnership
Remarkable things can happen when young people from very different lived experiences share space together with the intention of building authentic connection.
12 teens, half are in the Child Welfare System and half attend the Bolles School. The differences and divides seem extreme…economics, race, family, geography, societal expectations. But through art, history, conversation, and human touch threads of understanding began to bind them/us.
“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