Approximately 225 visitors came to the Jewish Museum of Maryland last Sunday, Mar. 5, to attend the opening of the JMM’s new exhibition, “Remembering Auschwitz: History, Holocaust, Humanity.”
The exhibition, curated by JMM collection manager Joanna Church, encompasses five smaller exhibits — “A Town Known As Auschwitz: The Life and Death of a Jewish Community,” developed by the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust; “Architecture of Murder: The Auschwitz Birkenau Blueprints,” developed by Yad Vashem; “Loss and Beauty: Photographs by Keron Psillas”; “The Holocaust Memory Reconstruction Project: An Art Installation by Lori Shocket,” and a 20-square-foot wooden replica of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp built by 16-year-old Andrew Altman of Baltimore as a memorial to his great-grandfather, Auschwitz survivor, Edward (Yehuda) Biderman.
The full-day opening program included a brunch that honored Baltimore’s Holocaust survivor community with remarks by artist Lori Shocket, JMM Board President Duke Zimmerman, and JMM Executive Director Marvin I. Pinkert.
In the afternoon, Pinkert and Linda A. Hurwitz, board chair of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, addressed visitors. Deborah Cardin, the JMM’s deputy director of programs and development and exhibition project manager, facilitated a conversation with Shocket and Psillas.
“Remembering Auschwitz” will be on exhibit through May 29, 2017.
Photos by Will Kirk
To read more about the exhibition, visit “Remembering Auschwitz” .
For more information about the JMM, visit jewishmuseummd.org.
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