Pictures of Resistance: Wartime Photos of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman" Exhibit
FGCU’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Human Rights Studies is sponsoring an exciting exhibit, “Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photos of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman” at the ArtLab Gallery January 3-30, 2012. Faye Schulman is the only known Jewish partisan to document their wartime experiences on film! She was a teenager when the Nazis invaded her town on the Russian-Polish border and murdered over 1200 people, including Faye's parents, sisters and younger brother. But Faye was spared because of her photographic abilities. She later fled and joined a partisan group comprised mostly of escaped Soviet Red Army POWs. The photographs she took document her experiences while surviving for years in the woods with the partisans, where she nursed the wounded and took up arms against those who had decimated her world. Schulman's rare collection of images captures the camaraderie, horror and loss, bravery and triumph of the rag-tag, tough partisans who fought the Germans and their collaborators. Join us for “high tea” refreshments at our opening reception on January 3rd, 2012 from 4-6 PM in the FGCU ArtLab lobby. The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Human Rights Studies is also hosting a second reception on January 13, 4-6 PM in the FGCU ArtLab lobby. There will be a Shabbat service immediately following this reception. Celebrate Faye Schulman’s amazing photos at either event, or simply stop by the ArtLab anytime throughout January to experience this moving exhibit firsthand. The exhibit and receptions are free and open to the public.
Florida Gulf Coast University ArtLab
10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Ft. Myers, FL 33965