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Episode #30: Art and Remembrance (Season 2, Episode 10)

Episode #30: Art and Remembrance (Season 2, Episode 10)

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It's interesting that literature seems to have cornered the market on artistic depictions of those who experienced the Holocaust firsthand. We think of The Diary of Anne Frank or Elie Wiesel’s Night first and foremost when we think of how war has been creatively represented by those who survived it-- or didn’t survive it. But it turns out that there were many artists who made visual representations of their experiences, too-- and lots of these individuals were prisoners, like Anne eventually became, in concentration camps.

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Episode Credits

Additional writing and research by Patricia Gomez. Production and Editing by Kaboonki Creative. Theme music by Alex Davis. Research assistance by Stephanie Pryor. Social media assistance by Emily Crockett.

Additional music credits:

"Bittersweet" by Podington Bear is licensed under BY-NC 3.0; "Petite pièce minime No 2 - Batifol" by Circus Marcus is licensed under BY-NC 3.0; "Dreams Are For Living" by Daniel Birch is licensed under BY 4.0; "Galamus" by Circus Marcus is licensed under BY-NC 3.0; "Parting" by Alex Mason & the Minor Emotion is licensed under BY-NC 4.0; "daedalus" by Kai Engel is licensed under BY 4.0; "Thistle Blossom Blue" by Axletree is licensed under BY 4.0;  Ad music: "Off to Osaka" by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under BY 3.0








Want more art-historical goodness? Check out the links below for our sources and further reading, and purchase any item from Barnes and Noble via our links (above):

BBC: 'Haunting' art by Jewish children in WW2 concentration camp

CNN:  Auschwitz's Forbidden Art

New York Times: ‘Art From the Holocaust’: The Beauty and Brutality in Forbidden Works

Yad Vashem: The World Holocaust Remembrance Center

United States Holocaust Museum: Nazi Concentration Camps introduction

University of South Florida: A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust, Art of the Ghettos & Camps

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum: Works of Art Paintings by Jan Komski


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Episode #31: Season Finale, Art and WWII- The Long Shadow (Season 2, Episode 11)

Episode #31: Season Finale, Art and WWII- The Long Shadow (Season 2, Episode 11)

Episode #29: The Monuments Men (Season 2, Episode 9)

Episode #29: The Monuments Men (Season 2, Episode 9)