Holocaust Gallery Opening Feb. 20

You are cordially invited to a free lecture by artist Gay Block on her work, RESCUERS: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust.

Wednesday, February 20 | 7:00 PM

At the Frisch Family Holocaust Memorial Gallery located within Jewish Family & Community Services HQ

RSVP required to Donna O’Steen at 904-394-5714 or dosteen@jfcsjax.org

RESCUERS: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust

A book and touring exhibition by Gay Block and Malka Drucker that previously debuted at New York’s MoMA in 1992.

From 1939 to 1945 the Nazis murdered six million European Jews, an unbearable truth that marks the darkest period of modern history. Decades later, the world is ready to look through the tragedy of those years to see some light. Photographer Gay Block and writer Malka Drucker spent three years photographing and interviewing over 100 people who hid, protected, and saved Jews in Europe during World War II.

Rescuers cannot easily explain why they had the strength to act righteously, nor do their life stories always offer a clue. History gives no promises, but rescuers offer hope, revealing that goodness is, indeed, part of the human spirit.

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