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Telling the Story through Art: Holocaust Art as a Primary Source

In our continuing webinar series, the International March of the Living hosted a lecture October 29, 2020 with Holocaust Educator Liz Elsby. Focusing on individual artworks, Elsby demonstrated how exploring the artistic aspects of each painting, together with the context in which they were created and the questions they raise, combine to deepen our understanding of the Holocaust as a human event.

(Click on the video player below to watch the full program)

Liz Elsby made Aliya from the United States in 1984 and has worked for Yad Vashem as a Holocaust educator and museum guide since 2006. She guides educational groups in Poland, Prague, Terezin and Berlin for various organizations including March of the Living, as well as teaches about the Holocaust to teachers in the United States through Yad Vashem and Echoes and Reflections. When Liz is not guiding or teaching, she continues her own learning. She traveled to Vilna to enrich her knowledge of both pre-war and present-day Jewish Life. In 2016, she participated in a five-day course to become an accredited guide in the Polin Museum in Warsaw.

Liz is also an illustrator and children’s book author. She is currently illustrating both a children’s book she wrote about pre-war Krakow, and a book of the poems of the child poet, Hanus Hachenberg, which he wrote while imprisoned in Terezin.

To view and download the list of artwork featured in Liz’s presentation, please click here