Art as Witness: The Work and Remarkable Survival Story of Esther Lurie

Date: May 06, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sponsor: Online Lecture Series

Location: Online

Category: Timely Insights, Timeless Wisdom

Art as Witness: The Work and Remarkable Survival Story of Esther Lurie

In Commemoration of Yom Hasho’ah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) 

Part of our spring learning series Timely Insights, Timeless Wisdom 

Monday, May 6, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET 

With Dr. Shay Pilnik, Director, Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Yeshiva University (JTS PhD ‘13)

This session is generously sponsored by Berna & Bill Haberman and Rona Solberg in honor of Berna’s and Rona’s 90 Birthday.

The survival story of celebrated artist Esther Lurie (1913–1998), the only Israeli artist to win the prestigious Dizengoff Prize for Drawing twice in her career, was beyond remarkable. After she made aliyah and established herself as a prominent artist in young Tel Aviv, Lurie was caught up in the claws of the Hitlerite monster while visiting her sister. From that point on, she was driven by two motivations—to survive the Kovna Ghetto and several labor camps, and to bear witness to Nazi crimes through a series of brilliant, clandestine sketches and illustrations. 

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