Art & The Holocaust

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Can abstraction, and Abstract art, deal properly with the enormity of the Shoah? (Jewish Exponent)

A Haredi woman, born to parents dreadfully traumatized by the Holocaust, has created Holocaust art for decades. (Nextbook)

Marvel Comics will be running a new miniseries called “Magneto: Testament�, which “follows a Jewish boy and his family through Germany and Poland from 1935 to 1945.� (Forward)

Author Steve Stern says, “Unless you’ve lived it, to use Shoah for the purposes of art or literature is to make fables, and too often those fables result in a kind of inverse sentimentality intended to lend authenticity to tales that cannot command those virtues on their own steam. To turn Shoah into nostalgia is a criminal betrayal of the victims.� (Forward)

Posted on July 10, 2008

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