Inside IWitness: “Auschwitz – Art in the Face of Death”
From the Visual History Archive
Art from Auschwitz-Birkenau
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The "Auschwitz – Art in the Face of Death" Mini Quest asks students to consider artwork produced as a response to the experience of Auschwitz-Birkenau and to produce their own artistic responses to what they learned.
This video reel from the IWitness activity Art in the Face of Death is a collection of artworks, including poetry, song, drawings, paintings and sculpture created by survivors in response to the Auschwitz-Birkenau experience. Some of the art pieces throughout this video are courtesy of Yad Vashem and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
The students in Leslie Schaffer’s Holocaust studies elective last semester didn’t visit a Holocaust museum – with the help of IWitness, they created their own.