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Opening Preview of Pictures of Resistance
March 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$17 – $20
Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photographs of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman
The lives of partisans depended on their ability to remain unseen, undocumented and unidentifiable. But one fighter, Faye Schulman, had a camera.
The only known Jewish partisan to capture the World War II experience on film, Schulman’s rare collection of images captures the camaraderie, horror and loss, bravery and triumph of the rag-tag, tough partisans – some Jewish, some not – who fought the Nazis and their collaborators.
Born in Poland in 1924, Faye Schulman received her first camera from her brother when she was 13. It was that camera which ultimately saved her life, and allowed her to later document partisan activity. Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photography of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman poses probing questions about this incredible woman and the people whose images she documented.
Schedule of Evening:
6:45 pm – Doors Open
– Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer
– Timed exhibit tours
7:30 pm – Program
– Women’s Words of Resistance performance by First Stage youth actors
– Ex Fabula sneak peek of ‘Stories of Resistance’ workshop and curated slam event
Museum Members $17 | Nonmembers $20
RSVP Deadline: Sunday, March 24
Sponsored by Bader Philanthropies, Albert & Ann Deshur*, Anonymous Fund*, Suzy B Ettinger*, The Gerald & Louise Stein Family*, Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, Marilyn & Harry Pelz, Arnie & Cathy Peltz, Evan and Marion Helfaer Foundation, Kennedy Barnett Family*, Plotkin Family*, Jason Steigman & Dori Frankel Steigman, We Energies Foundation, Jody and Jeffrey Steren, Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, Ovation Chai Point and Ovation Jewish Home
*Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation
Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photography of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman was produced by the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation (JPEF) and curated by Jill Vexler, Ph. D. Made possible by Thomas and Johanna Baruch, the Epstein/Roth Foundation, the Purjes Foundation, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the Koret Foundation, the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture, the Holocaust Council of UJA MetroWest, and Diane and Howard Wohl
What is a Partisan? A partisan is a “member of an organized body of fighters who attack or harass an enemy, especially within occupied territory,” and during World War II these groups destroyed railroad tracks, blew up fortifications, ambushed German-occupied towns, and disrupted communications in order to stop the invading Nazis.