October 15, 2008 – November 12

 Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus * 901 Route 10 * Whippany
 The lives of partisans depended on their ability to remain unseen, undocumented and unidentifiable. But one fighter, Faye Schulman, had a camera. 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 Germans and their collaborators.

A new traveling exhibition sponsored by the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation (JPEF) poses probing questions about the life of the only known Jewish woman partisan photographer. Why did Faye Schulman become a war documentarian at great risk to her life? How did she get photographic supplies, much less develop the film? How did she manage to survive as one of the few Jewish women among the Partisans? This rare collection, never before exhibited, will be accompanied by the detailed story behind each photograph, told in first person by Faye Schulman. A video interview with her will be launched on the JPEF website. A Teacher/Student Study Guide will also accompany the exhibition.

The exhibition will be curated by Jill Vexler, Ph.D. who has extensive experience with Holocaust related exhibitions, including

 

 

 

 

Letters to Sala: A Young Woman’s Life in Nazi Labor Camps, Remembering Luboml: Images of a Jewish Community, and Oswiecim, Ospitzin, Auschwitz: Portrait of Memories, the permanent exhibition at the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Oswiecim, Poland.

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