The photographs are just a moment – a fragment of a life shattered by visions too graphic to imagine. Over 65 years have passed, and now Jason Schwartz, freelance photographer from Toronto, Canada, has captured the expressions of memories of Holocaust Survivors. A sliver of time encapsulated in a photograph, and a short, personal handwritten statement of triumph accompany each. “I survived… I beat Hitler” is just one of the testimonies that speaks of the indomitable human spirit.
The exhibition includes 112 photographs of Survivors. The stark black and white images are reflections of time and history. Each 16 x 20 study contains a carefully worded and handwritten statement by the Survivor and captures the essence of an individual whose life was ultimately changed by WWII.
Fragments: Portraits of Survivors is a traveling exhibition of the Florida Holocaust Museum.
July 3 – October 12, 2014
2nd Floor, Florida Holocaust Museum | 55 5th Street S, St. Pete, FL
Survivor Talk & Reception:
Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941)
You are invited to a Survivor Talk and Reception on Thursday, July 31st at 6:30pm in celebration of our latest exhibition, Jewish Refugees in Shanghai.
Gary Silvers, Holocaust Survivor and refugee to Shanghai, will share his family’s escape from Nazi Germany to Shanghai.
Refreshments will be served. RSVPs are required.
Who: You’re invited!
What: Survivor Talk & Reception: Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941)
When: Thursday, July 31st at 6:30 pm
Where: 3rd Floor, Florida Holocaust Museum | 55 5th Street S, St. Pete, FL
RSVP: Call 727.820.0100, ext. 271
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