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"Closest to the Truth..." - Terezin Cartoonist Erich Lichtblau-Leskly (Closed)

A peek at the satirical views of artist Erich Lichtblau-Leskly,  a ghetto artist with an eye for humor, whose caricatures from within the Terezin (Theresienstadt) ghetto depict his fellow inmates and himself in scenes from their way of life.  Curator Elena Makarova (“Boarding Path to Paradise”) has included the works of his fellow artists, portraying a range of views of life in that ghetto where over 120,000 Jews met their deaths or were deported to extermination.

Makarova describes the exhibit concept: "The artwork of Lichtblau-Leskly on display in this exhibit represent an extraordinary  pictorial chronology of life in the ghetto.  They describe hunger, disease and death but are also filled with humor and empathy. These caricatures are without a doubt a unique and important testimony,  produced by the hands of a talented individual with a sharp eye for distinction and social involvement and created in a reality in which death was always present. The exhibit brings to light a special perspective on the power of art during the Holocaust and its function as a way of preserving a sense of humanity and as the spiritual resistance of a camp prisoner."

          

 

 

 

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