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On Display April-June 2019

Front Gallery: The Numbers Keep Changing: Poems and Paintings by Judith R. Robinson 

As a Jew born during World War II, Judy Robinson has always been conscious of how easily her life might have been different if she had not been born in the United States. For that reason, the Holocaust became a subject of study and identity for her. Anti-Semitism and the enormity of loss it created and continues to create led Judy to address these themes in multiple media. Poetry and painting weave together to interpret a shared history.

Back Gallery: Rediscovering the Jews of Amiens

After France fell under Nazi control in 1940, Jews across the country were forced to register with local authorities. The Jews of the city of Amiens were no exception, and the majority were later murdered. For decades, their names and photographs were tucked away in a government building in Paris. Slowly, they began to fade from the collective memory of their former neighbors.

Until now.

Pittsburgh-based historian David Rosenberg has spent years working with French residents and officials to unearth the stories of the Jews of Amiens. Through his diligent research, letters, photographs, and various documents have finally been made available not just to the residents of Amiens, but to the public.

This exhibit, Rediscovering the Jews of Amiens, shares the faces and carefully collected biographical details that Rosenberg has unearthed.  At the opening, Rosenberg will discuss some of the history and process behind the exhibit.

The exhibit was previously shown at Temple Emanuel of South Hills, and more recently premiered for the first time in Amiens.