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Women of Ravensbrück: Portraits of Courage
July 12, 2014 - September 28, 2014-
Ravensbrück, the Nazi’s major concentration camp for women, brought fear and terror to its imprisoned, tortured victims. Subject to unspeakable horrors, few survived. The faces of these triumphant women have been immortalized by artist Julia Terwilliger in one of the newest exhibits of Holocaust art to emerge today.
What makes the collection significant is its focal point on women and their experiences during the Holocaust. The exhibit centers around seven large, wooden panels with mixed media and photo transfer images ofRavensbrück women, young and old, survivors and those who did not live. The collection contains rare original artifacts from the camp, including a handmade recipe book and gifts secretly exchanged by the women. In addition, the artist created a 10-foot memorial triangle and an artifacts installation. Curator, Rochelle G. Saidel, PhD, completed the exhibit with the addition of seventeen panels on the history and background of Ravensbrück, and fourteen panels of photographs of individuals, demonstrating the broad spectrum of women from 23 nations imprisoned in the camp.
Women of Ravensbrück a traveling exhibition of The Florida Holocaust Museum.