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Research Guide for Use with the Exhibit "Never Let It Rest! An Art Project by Hans Molzberger"
 

The art installation, “Never Let It Rest!,”  by German artist Hans Molzberger is a documentary project relating to the small town of Salzwedel in the Saxony-Anhalt region of Germany during the time of Nazi control. Through this project, Molzberger documents the history of the concentration camp that was built there and the lives and histories of the Jewish citizens of Salzwedel who died at the hands of the Nazis. Molzberger’s artwork is based on his study of interviews and historical documents that were shared with him by citizens, museums and archives in Salzwedel. The exhibit seeks to explore two questions related to history, art, and remembrance: How do people remember a community if no one remains from that community? How do art and history work together?
 
To further explore the history of Sazwedel and those questions, the following research guide was created to provide resources on Salzwedel, Germany, as well as Holocaust art, memorials, memory and remembrance.Tunnel by Hans Molzberger

The purpose of this research guide is to provide library resources that will assist visitors in exploring additional information on various Holocaust- and genocide-related topics. The research guide is created using materials that are located in Holocaust Museum Houston library collections. The guides are not meant to be exhaustive. The annotations provided will help users determine the materials' focus and library location. Those unable to visit the Museum library may be able to find these materials in a local public or university library. Contact your local library or librarian for assistance in locating materials.

Salzwedel, Germany

Books
 
"Lasst es ruhn!?" Gegen ein Vergessen: Besuch ehemaliger Häftlinge des KZ-Aussenlagers Salzwedel vom 30. April bis 6. Mai 2001: Dokumentation des Treffens by [Redaktion, Ulrich Kalmbach ; Heidburg Behling].
Freundeskreis KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme 2005
The history of Salzwedel, Germany in the era of National Socialism from 1933 to 1945. It includes information and photographs of the Hans Molzberger exhibition while installed in Salzwedel, Germany in 1998. Written in German.
 D805.5 .S26 L3 1999 Ger – In General Collection
 
Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945 edited by Geoffrey Megargee.
Indiana University Press, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 2009
This is a two-volume encyclopedia of early camps, youth camps, concentration camps and sub-camps under the SS-Business Administration Main Office (WVHA). The encyclopedia is arranged by structure of the camps and ghettos established by the Nazi regime. The main camp is listed first and the sub-camps of the main camps are listed alphabetically under the appropriate main camp. It includes bibliographical references and an index, as well as an entry on Salzwedel.
REF D805 .A2 E53 2009 v.1 pt. A & B – In Reference Collection

Where Once We Walked: A Guide to the Jewish Communities Destroyed in the Holocaust, by Gary Mokotoff; Sallyann Amdur Sack
Avotaynu 2002
This gazetteer documents Jewish towns in Central and Eastern Europe before the Holocaust. The guide contains town names and alternate names, town latitude/longitude and population statistics. There is a phonetic index to locate towns that may have multiple spellings. It includes an entry on Salzwedel.
REF DS135 .E83 M65 2002 – In Reference Collection

The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust, by Shmuel Spector
New York University Press 2001
This three-volume dictionary documents Jewish communities that were destroyed during the Holocaust. It includes an entry on Salzwedel. 
REF DS135 .E8 E45 2001 v.1 – In Reference Collection

Film

Lasst es ruhn!?: Salzwedel im Nationalsozialismus: Medien fur den Schulunterricht Video Film 1-8, Friedrich Johann, Danneil Museum.
Johann Friedrich Danneil Museum 2005
This film depicts the history of Salzwedel, Germany and National Socialism during World War II. The video is 60 minutes. (VHS format)
VHS 247 2005 – In Audio/Visual Collection

Holocaust Art, Memorials, Memory and Remembrance

Books

At Memory's Edge: After-Images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture by James E. Young.
Yale University Press 2000
This book examines several post-Holocaust artists' work in America and Europe, including that of Art Spiegelman, Shimon Attie, David Levinthal and Rachel Whiteread, to determine the way memory has shaped their work as passed down through memoirs, film, photographs and museums. It includes a bibliography and index.
NA9330 .G4 Y68 2000 – In General Collection
  
The Art of Memory: Holocaust Memorials in History edited by James E. Young with contributions by Matthew Baigell ... (et al.).
Prestel 1994
This provocative book probes how and why public memory of the Holocaust is being shaped in museums and monuments in Europe, North America and Israel. By examining the historical, philosophical and aesthetic elements of Holocaust memorials, "Holocaust Memorials in History" shows how they reflect the myths, ideals and political needs of the nations that built them. The book poses challenging questions about the motives behind memorial designs, as well as their impact, intended or not, upon the public. The book was published on the occasion of the exhibition "The Art of Memory: Holocaust Memorials in History" held at the Jewish Museum, in New York, March 13-July 31, 1994, and at further venues in Germany. It includes bibliographical references (p. 191-192).
D804.3 .A82 1994 – In General Collection
   
The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meaning by James E. Young.
Yale University Press 1993 
This book focuses on several Holocaust memorials to explore the idea of monument and its role in public memory. It includes bibliographical references (p. [373]-390) and an index.
D804.3 .Y68 1993 – In General Collection

Mein Kampf by David Levinthal.
Twin Palms Publishers 1996 
Levinthal uses photography and toy figurines to tell Holocaust history and his own hypermediated reality of the Holocaust.
REF TR654 .L459151 1996 – In Reference Collection
 
Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust: Narrative and the Consequences of Interpretation by James E. Young.
Indiana University Press 1988
This book uses Holocaust diaries, video testimonies, memoirs, poetry, fiction and memorials to explore the creation of historical memory and understanding after the Holocaust. It includes a bibliography and index.
D810 .J4 Y58 1988 – In General Collection
    
In Fitting Memory: The Art and Politics of Holocaust Memorials text by Sybil Milton photographs by Ira Nowinski.
Wayne State University Press 1991
This book is a survey of Holocaust memorials and monuments in Europe, Israel and the United States. This book attempts to provide an analysis of the complex interrelationship between authentic historic sites, disparate and ephemeral representations of history, and the changing political and aesthetic balance between commemoration and escapism. These memorials and monuments have served not only as secular shrines, but also as temporal institutions reflecting changing public constituencies and distinctive political, social and cultural contexts. It includes bibliographical references (p. 297-315) and an index.
D804.3 .M56 1991 – In General Collection
 
In Everlasting Remembrance: A Guide to Memorials and the Monuments Honoring the Six Million by American Jewish Congress.
American Jewish Congress 1969.
This book serves as a guide to Holocaust memorials and monuments in Europe and Israel. Each entry provides information about the memorial or monument and its historical significance and includes a photograph.
D810 .J4 A576 1969 – In General Collection
 
The Claims of Memory: Representations of the Holocaust in Contemporary Germany and France by Caroline Wiedmer.
Cornell University Press 1999
This book uses contemporary cultural texts such as memorials and memorial sites, museums and exhibits, national commemorations, books and films to interpret the conflicted memory of the Holocaust in Germany and France. It includes bibliographical references and an index.
D804.17 .W54 1999 – In General Collection
 
Holocaust Remembrance: The Shapes of Memory edited by Geoffrey H. Hartman.
Blackwell 1994
This collection of essays written by scholars, artists and writers looks at the ways the Holocaust has been, might be and will be remembered. It includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-298) and an index.
D804.3 .H6494 1994 – In General Collection
 
To Holokautoma ton Hellenon Evraion: Mnemeia kai Mnemes = The Holocaust of the Greek Jewry: Monuments and Memories keimena Evrake Neolaia Hellados and Alexes Menexiades.
Kentriko Israelitiko Symvoulio Hellados 2006 
This book lists Greek Jewish communities and provides historical information on the community, post-war memorials and monuments. It includes German-occupation and post-war population numbers. Text in Greek with parallel English translation.
REF DS135 .G7 H76 2006 – In Reference Collection
 
The Longest Shadow: In the Aftermath of the Holocaust by Geoffrey H. Hartman.
Indiana University Press 1996
Scholar Geoffrey H. Hartman, himself forced to leave Germany at age nine, collects his essays, both scholarly and personal, that focus on the Holocaust. Hartman discusses artistic, scholarly and pedagogical responses to the Holocaust, such as survivors’ testimony, historical research, films, monuments and novels. He also examines the relation of the responses to the possibility of closure, the extreme experiences represented and transmitted and the links between representational techniques and ethical concerns. It includes bibliographical references and an index.
D804.3 .H359 1996 – In General Collection
   
Skausmo knyga = The book of sorrow compiler and author of the texts Yosif Levinson.
VAGA 1997
This book examines Lithuanian monuments erected at Jewish victims of the Holocaust mass grave sites to memorialize their deaths. It provides the text of several monument plaque inscriptions that are at the graves sites. It includes bibliographical references and an index. The text is in Yiddish, Hebrew, Lithuanian and English.
DS135 .L5 L43 1997 – In General Collection
  
Materials on the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe published by the Foundation for the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.
Nicolai 2005
This collection of essays, maps and photographs traces the history of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin and serves as a guide to the Memorial's Information Centre. Several chapters discuss the conversations and debates that created controversy about appropriate forms of remembrance and respect in building the memorial. It includes an index of names and index of places.
REF D804.175 .B4 M37 2005 – In Reference Collection

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: James Ingo Freed by Adrian Dannatt, photography by Timothy Hursley.
Phaidon Press 1995
James Ingo Freed discusses the architecture, planning and building of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and examines some of its exhibits documenting the European Holocaust from 1933 to 1945. He discusses the interpretation of architecture and space as a structure of memory. It includes bibliographical references (p. 60) and museum photographs.
REF NA6700 .W34 D35 1995 – In Reference Collection

Auschwitz, Poland, and the Politics of Commemoration, 1945-1979 by Jonathan Huener.
Ohio University Press 2003 
This analysis of post-liberation Auschwitz as a commemoration site emphasizes Polish national martyrdom and the neglect of the Shoah as the prominent element of the camp’s history. The analysis focuses on the configurations and reconfigurations of memory at Auschwitz that address the motivations for and barriers against change in the site’s landscape and commemorative agenda. It includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-315) and an index.
D805.5 .A96 H84 2003 – In General Collection
  
Memory Offended: The Auschwitz Convent Controversy edited by Carol Rittner and John K. Roth.
Praeger 1991
In 1984, Carmelite nuns sought to establish a convent in an abandoned building that borders Auschwitz to remember the Polish Catholics who died in the camp. Worldwide protests by the Jewish community led to an agreement to remove the convent. This book examines the history and politics of memory, the psychology of memory and finally the theology of memory using the Auschwitz convent event. The book includes key documents about the Auschwitz convent controversy, a bibliography, an index and information about the editor and contributors.
BM535 .M44 1991 – In General Collection
     
Memorial Sites for Concentration Camp Victims in Upper Austria edited by Siegfried Haider and Gerhart Marckhgott translated by Barbara Zehetmayr and James Zimmer.
Kulturland Obersterreich 2002
This book provides the history of Austrian concentration camps, a list of memorial sites according to type and function, and the process and politics involved to create the Austrian concentration camp memorials. It includes geographic maps and memorial photographs. 
D805 .A8 O34713 2002 – In General Collection
     
Generations Should Remember by Bohdan Rymaszewski translation Letterman Sp.zo.o. Agencja tlumaczy, Krakow; English edition prepared by: Marilyn Kupetz.
Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum 2003
This book provides a history of Auschwitz-Birkenau, background on the monuments, discussion of the camp as a place of remembrance and the actions taken to preserve and maintain the camp without altering history. It includes bibliographical references.
D805.5 .A96 R9613 2003 – In General Collection
         
After Auschwitz: Responses to the Holocaust in Contemporary Art edited by Monica Bohm-Duchen.
Sunderland, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Lund Humphries 1995
Several artists created post-war artwork on the subject of the Holocaust. The artists are victims of the Holocaust as well as individuals that were not victims but influenced by the Holocaust during the war and post-war period. Leading experts contributed essays that discuss Holocaust art, memorials, artists and their significance. The book waspublished on the occasion of the travelling exhibition "After Auschwitz: Responses to the Holocaust in Contemporary Art." It includes photos of artwork.
REF N7417.6 A33 1995 – In Reference Collection

Considering Maus: Approaches to Art Spiegelman's "Survivor's tale" of the Holocaust edited by Deborah R. Geis.
University of Alabama Press 2003
This book is an analysis of the illustrated novel "Maus: a Survivor’s Tale." Maus tells the story of a Jewish mouse in the ghettos and camps during World War II through a series of cartoons. Ten scholars explore the influence of comic artists, use of animal characters, repeating images, appropriation of cinematic technique, Maus’s place among Holocaust testimonials and the implications of the work’s commercial success. It includes bibliographical references and an index.
D810 .J4 C665 2003 – In General Collection

A Mission in Art: Recent Holocaust Works in America by Vivian Alpert Thompson.
Mercer University Press 1988
This book examines the artwork and motivations of artists for whom the Holocaust is the main theme or influence. This book analyzes artwork by survivors, children of survivors and artists not directly affected by the Holocaust. It includes bibliographical references and artwork color reproductions.
REF N6538 .J4 T4 1988 – In Reference Collection

Abstraction and the Holocaust by Mark Godfrey.
Yale University Press 2007
This book considers the responses to the Holocaust by artists and architects working with abstraction between 1951 and the present. It uses paintings, video installation, memorials and sculptures to challenge the idea that abstract art cannot respond to history. It includes bibliographical references (p. 279-289) and an index.
N72 .H63 G63 2007 – In General Collection
   
Memory Effects: The Holocaust and the Art of Secondary Witnessing by Dora Apel.
Rutgers University Press 2002
This book analyzes the ways in which artists born after the Holocaust, referred to as secondary witnesses, represent a history they did not experience firsthand. "Memory Effects" uses visual art such as photography, reenactment and videos to provide a unique understanding of contemporary representations of the Holocaust. The book demonstrates how these artists frame the past within the conditions of the present, the subversive use of documentary and the archive, the effects of the Jewish genocide on issues of difference and identity, and the use of representation as a form of resistance to historical closure. It includes bibliographical references and an index.
N7417.6 .A64 2002 – In General Collection

Depiction and Interpretation: The Influence of the Holocaust on the Visual Arts by Ziva Amishai-Maisels.
Pergamon Press 1993
This book surveys artists’ works that depict the Holocaust. The artists are discussed one at a time, and it includes the way the artists portray the Holocaust or the alternative method of using symbolic themes or abstraction to interpret the Holocaust. It includes lists of artist illustrations, bibliographical references and an index.
REF N8210 .A59 1993 – In Reference Collection
  
Preempting the Holocaust by Lawrence L. Langer.
Yale University Press 1998
Langer explores the use of Holocaust themes in literature, memoirs, film and painting. He focuses on several controversial issues: the attempt of commentators to appropriate the subject of the Holocaust for private moral agendas; the ordeal of women in concentration camps; conflicting claims of individual and community survival in Kovno ghetto; current tendency to fuse the Holocaust with other modern atrocities, thereby blurring the distinctive features of each; and the sporadic impulse to shift the emphasis from the crime, the criminals and the victims to the question of forgiveness and the need for healing. Langer concludes with the challenge of teaching the Holocaust to students that know less and less of its history. It includes bibliographical references.
PN56 .H55 L29 1998 – In General Collection
   
Last Traces: The Lost Art of Auschwitz photography and text by Joseph P. Czarnecki introduction by Chaim Potok.
Atheneum 1989
This book presents photographs of artwork created by prisoners on the buildings at Auschwitz. The artwork is reproduced using photography with descriptive text for each piece. The editor Czarnecki evaluates and interprets several artworks. It includes bibliographical references.
REF ND2812 .P82 0834 1989 – In Reference Collection
 
A Sculpture of Love and Anguish: The Holocaust Memorial, Miami Beach, Florida by Kenneth Treister, foreword by Elie Wiesel, history, Helen Fagin, photographs, Al Barg, Jeff Weisberg & Kenneth Treister.
S.P.I. Books 1993
This book focuses on the Holocaust memorial at Miami Beach, Florida. Kenneth Treister, sculptor and designer, explains the process and concepts that went into creating the memorial. Colored photographs of the memorial are presented in the book.
REF D810 .J4 T75 1993 – In Reference Collection

Reflections of the Holocaust in Art and Literature edited by Randolph L. Braham.
Columbia University Press 1990
This book analyzes literature and art on the subject of the Holocaust. The book is divided into three parts. The first part of the book is devoted to critical literary analyses of individual writers and poets. The second part contains articles that provide an overview on Holocaust literature. The third part includes articles that deal with reflections on Holocaust art. It includes bibliographical references.
PN56 .H55 R44 1990 – In General Collection
 
Image and Remembrance: Representation and the Holocaust edited by Shelley Hornstein and Florence Jacobowitz.
Indiana University Press 2003
This book examines representations of the Holocaust in architecture, film, painting, photography, memorials and monuments to discuss the role art plays in shaping historical and collective memory. It includes bibliographical references and index.
NX 650 H57 I46 2003 – In General Collection
 
Visual Culture and the Holocaust edited and with an introduction by Barbie Zelizer.
Rutgers University Press 2001
This book uses film, photography, comic books, art and artistic installations, museum artifacts, the human body, television and video, and the Internet to explore what it means to visualize the Holocaust, why doing so makes sense, for whom and under which conditions it works most effectively. It includes bibliographical references and index.
NX 650 H57 V57 2001 – In General Collection
 
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman.
Pantheon Books 1991
This book uses a comic-strip form to tell the story of a Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish Holocaust survivor. Maus tells the story of a Jewish mouse in the ghettos and camps during World War II. 
D810 .J4 S643 1986 – In General Collection
   
Light from the Yellow Star: A Lesson of Love from the Holocaust by Robert O. Fisch.
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota 1998
Fisch, a Holocaust survivor, created abstract paintings to narrate his experiences in a World War II concentration camp. This book is an exhibition catalog of paintings, personal narrative and translations from the gravestones in the memorial concentration camp cemetery in Budapest. It is written for grades 7–12.
JUV DS135 .H92 B8344 1998 – In Juvenile Collection
  
Building History: The Shoah in Art, Memory, and Myth edited by Peter M. Daly, Karl Filser, Alain Goldschlager, Naomi Kramer.
Peter Lang Publishing 2001
This book includes papers given at a conference held in Munich and Augsburg Nov. 8-14, 1997. The conference focused on transmitting historical and human aspects of the Holocaust through secondary sources such as art, memorials and cultural modes. It includes bibliographical references and index.
D804.18 .B85 2001 – In General Collection
 
Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman.
Pantheon Books 1991
This book is a memoir of Vladek Spiegleman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father, his story and history. A comic-strip format portrays Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. This second novel begins in Auschwitz and takes the reader to the Catskills in New York.
D804.3 .S66 1991 – In General Collection 
 
There is no Why Here by Karl Koenig.
Holocaust Museum Houston 2004
Koenig uses a photographic process, known as polychromatic gumoil, which he employs with his photographs. The gumoil process allows the manipulation of color, line, form and contrast to provide the sense of remembrance in the images. The photographs are the remains of 10 concentration camps taken between the years 1994 and 2003. The photographs are accompanied with title, dimensions, locations and informational text.
TR647 .K41 2004 – In General Collection
 
From Ashes to the Rainbow: A Tribute to Raoul Wallenberg works by Alice Lok
Cahana, curated by Barbara Gilbert, text and interview with the artist by Barbara Rose, historical essays by Sybil Milton and Alfred Gottschalk.

Hebrew Union College Skirball Museum 1986
Alice Lok Cahana, a Holocaust survivor, creates abstract art and poetry to tell her story 40 years after her experiences. This book contains reproductions of Cahana’s art with poems that were part of an exhibition organized by Hebrew Union College Skirball Museum. It includes an artist biography, artist interview, bibliography and an index of works of art.
REF N7417.6 .C3 1986 – In Reference Collection
  
Using and Abusing the Holocaust by Lawrence L. Langer.
Indiana University Press 2006
Langer examines literature, film, survivor testimony and art to address the way the Holocaust is being remembered and transmitted to others through these mediums. It includes bibliographical references and an index.
D804.195 .L357 2006 – In General Collection
 
Clinging to the Humanity: In Search of Hope: Paintings and Poems of the Holocaust by Saul Balagura.
Florida Holocaust Museum 2000
Saul Balagura creates abstract expressionist paintings with accompanying poems on the subject of the Holocaust. Balagura began his Holocaust paintings in the 1980s. It includes bibliographical references.
ND237 .B2265 A4 2000 – In General Collection
 
Cabbages & Geraniums: Memories of the Holocaust by Valerie Jakober Furth.
Social Science Monographs 1989
Valerie Jakober, a Holocaust survivor, conveys her memories through art 30 years after her experiences. Jakober’s art is accompanied with text that tells her personal story.
N8217 .H6 F87 1989 – In General Collection

Holocaust Project: From Darkness into Light by Judy Chicago with photography by Donald Woodman.
Penguin Books 1993 
Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman collaborated to create artwork, using painting and photography, that conveys the human story of the Holocaust. The book is divided into four parts. Part one is the introduction, part two is the research process, part three explains the research transformation into artwork and part four is the body of art. It includes bibliographical references.
N6537 .C48 A4 1993 – In General Collection
   
Light in the Shadows by Barbara Milman.
Jonathan David Publishers Inc. 1997
Barbara Milman created prints based on Holocaust survivor stories. Using five survivor interviews, Milam created prints with narratives to portray their experiences.
NE1336 .M55 A4 1997 – In General Collection
 
Imagined Landscapes by William Pachner.
Florida Holocaust Museum 2005
Pachner emigrated from Czechoslovakia to the United States in 1939. Pachner’s family remained in Czechoslovakia and became victims of the Holocaust. Using secondary knowledge of the Holocaust, Pachner created art, paintings, mixed media and illustrations on the subject of the Holocaust. It includes an index of art, artist resume and bibliography. This book is the accompanying catalog of an exhibition at the Florida Holocaust Museum Feb. 5-June 26, 2005.
REF N6537 .P33 2005 – In Reference Collection
 
Silent Voices Speak: Remembering the Holocaust paintings by Barbara Shilo.
B. Shilo 2000
Shilo uses black-and-white photographs taken in Europe between 1933 and 1945 that documented the Holocaust to create mixed-media paintings. Shilo multiplies and alters portions of the images and adds color to them to create her artwork. This book is a catalog of an exhibition. It includes the artist's personal history, artist exhibitions resume, checklist of the exhibition paintings, index of original source photographs and a bibliography.
NX650 .H57 S55 2000 – In General Collection

Fritz Hirschberger edited by Feinstein C. Stephen.
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota 2002.
Hirschberger, a Holocaust survivor and artist, attempts to depict his impressions of historical events of the Holocaust in paintings. Hirschberger’s paintings are not a narrative but an understanding of the Holocaust through reading and introspection. Hirschberger’s paintings are pictured with poems or text providing historical explanation. It includes a bibliography.
N72 H63 F75 2002 – In General Collection
   
Landscapes of Jewish Experience Paintings by Samuel Bak essay and commentary by Lawrence L. Langer.
University Press of New England 1997
Bak, a Holocaust survivor and artist, uses his personal experiences and experiences of humanity to create paintings on the subject of the Holocaust. It includes a biography on Bak, a bibliography and afterword.
REF ND979 .B27 A4 1997 – In Reference Collection

The Book of Alfred Kantor with a preface by John Wykert.
McGraw-Hill Book Company 1971 
Cantor created drawings in 1945, after liberation from Nazi detention camps, of his experiences in the concentration camps of Terezin, Auschwitz and Schwarzheide during the period from December 1941 to May 1945. This book is the published work of Kantor’s drawings. Accompanying text provides the drawings with historical context. 
NC139 .K3 A4 1971 – In General Collection

Kristallnacht: Un Rostro, un Nombre = A Face, a Name instalacion de Remo Bianchedi.
EK Produccion & Cultura 2003   
Bianchedi visited an exhibit of portraits and self-portraits made in extermination camps during World War II. Inspired by this exhibit, 10 years later, Bianchedi created portraits from the exhibit based on his memory. This book contains pictures of the paintings created by Bianchedi. It includes an artist resume and index of works. The text is in Spanish and English in facing columns.
ND339 .B53 A4 2003 – In General Collection
  
Beyond Despair by George Aptecker.
Kahn and Kahan Pub. Co, 1981
Aptecker creates photographs and accompanies them with excerpts taken from books on the subject of the Holocaust. Aptecker’s black and white photographs are pictured in this book. It includes an introductory essay about the Holocaust.
D810 .J4 A66 1981 – In General Collection
 
Who Was the Woman Who Wore the Hat? by Nancy Patz.
Dotton Books 2003
Patz was inspired by a hat at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam to create illustrations and poetry about the Holocaust.
JUV PS3566 .A826138 W47 2003 – In Juvenile Collection
 
Artists Confronting the Inconceivable edited by Irvin J. Borowsky.
The American Interfaith Institute 1992
Glass masters created glass artwork that expresses remembrance of Kristallnacht and the Holocaust. The artwork is represented by color photographs and are accompanied by the artists’ explanations behind their creations, captions and dimensions. It includes a participating artist directory.
NB1270 .G4 A77 1992 – In General Collection

Film

A Jew Among the Germans by Marian Marzynski and Frontline.
Distributed by PBS Video 2005
Marzynski, a Polish Holocaust survivor, sets out on a personal quest to find out how Germans are going to design a memorial to the murder of 6 million Jews to be unveiled on the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. Over three years, he meets artists, architects and planners who struggle with questions of guilt, responsibility and memory. He struggles with his own relationship to the German people and meets a young "third generation" of Germans who declare their distance from their parents and grandparents. (DVD format)
DVD 98 2005 – In Audio/Visual Collection

Through the Eye of the Needle: Fabric of Survival: The Fabric Art of Esther
Nisenthal Krinitz interview with Esther Nisenthal Krinitz by Lawrence Kasdan.

Art & Remembrance 2005.  
Krinitz (1927-2000) was a survivor of the Holocaust in Poland. In October 1942, after living under Nazi occupation for three years, the Jews of her village were ordered to report to the nearby train station. The 15-year-old Esther decided she would not go. She and her 13-year-old sister Mania assumed new names and evaded the Gestapo, pretending to be Catholic farm girls. They never saw their family again. After the war ended, the two sisters made their way to a displaced persons camp in Germany, where Esther met and married Max Krinitz. In 1949, Esther, Max and their daughter immigrated to the United States. In 1977, at the age of 50, Esther Krinitz began creating works of fabric art to tell her story of survival during the Holocaust. Trained as a dressmaker, but untrained in art, she created a collection of 36 fabric pictures of strong, vivid colors and striking details with a sense of folk-like realism. Her meticulously stitched words beneath the pictures provide a narrative. (Video slideshow and high-resolution digital images. (DVD format)
DVD 125 – In Audio/Visual Collection

Art and Remembrance: The Legacy of Felix Nussebaum produced, directed and written by Barbara Pfeffer.
First Run/lcarus 1993 
This video focuses on the artwork of Felix Nussebaum, a German Jewish artist that created paintings of European Jews during the Holocaust, as a vehicle to tell about the Holocaust and to examine how young Germans today feel about their nation's past. Nussebaum hid in Brussels for four years during World War II. (VHS format)
VHS 377 1993 – In Audio/Visual Collection
 
Research Strategies

The terms below are Library of Congress subject headings. Using the terms in library catalogs and electronic search tools will retrieve relevant materials. 

To locate information on Salzwedel, Germany:

  • Women concentration camp inmates-Germany-Salzwedel
  • Salzwedel (Concentration camp)
  • National socialism – Salzwedel

To locate information on Holocaust art, memorials, memory, and remembrance:

  • Holocaust memorials
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in art
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), and architecture
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) – Influence

 

 
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