Still Life in Lodz, Film and Q & A
A large still-life painting hung on the wall above Lilka Elbaum’s childhood bed in Lodz, Poland. It was the first thing she saw when she woke up, and the last thing she saw before she fell asleep. This painting hung on this very spot perhaps since the building was first inhabited in the late 1890’s. Until the war these were Jewish families, then during the war, a German family, and then after the war, Lilka’s Jewish family. Hence, the painting ultimately became a silent witness to the tragic history of Lodz’s Jews.
Sponsored by The Samuel G. Fredman Family Program in Holocaust Education in Memory of Mims Fredman, of the Jewish Studies Program, Purchase College SUNY
Presented in partnership by the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center, The Jewish Studies Program of Purchase College SUNY, and the Driscoll Professorship in Jewish Catholic Studies at Iona College.
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