RESCUERS: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust Lecture and Gallery Talk

RESCUERS: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust Lecture and Gallery Talk

Join us on Wednesday Feb 20 from 7-8pm at the Frisch Family Holocaust Memorial Gallery at Jewish Family & Community Services for a special night with artist Gay Block as the community welcomes her exhibition RESCUERS: Portraits of Moral Courage from the Holocaust.

Yellow House is humbled to partner with Jewish Family & Community Services as curator of the Frisch Family Holocaust Memorial Gallery and thrilled to bring this important exhibition to Northeast Florida.

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 off er a clue. History gives no promises, but rescuers off er hope, revealing that goodness is, indeed, part of the human spirit.

Originally debuting at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 1992, RESCUERS: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust opens February 20, 2019, and runs through Fall 2019 in the Frisch Family Holocaust Memorial Gallery located within JFCS Headquarters.

The event is free, but there is limited seating – RSVP required. Email Donna O’Steen at dosteen@jfcsjax.org in order to RSVP.

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