Monday, January 23, 2012

Exhibit of World War II Jewish Partisan Photographs

"Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photographs of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman" is a thirty-panel exhibit of photographs taken during World War II by Jewish partisan Schulman. The exhibit is currently on display at Temple Sinai, 28th and Webster streets, Oakland, California, and runs through February 28, 2012.

In conjunction with the exhibit, there will be a presentation on Thursday, February 26:  "The Courage to Act:  Conversations with Men and Women of the Resistance and Their Families."  The program runs from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and includes the screening of a short film.

Admission is free.  For more information contact

1 comment:

  1. About 100 people, including me, attended the reception and film screening tonight. I somehow missed a few of the photographs being exhibited; I saw 22 of them. What surprised me the most about them was the clarity; it was amazing that Schulman was able to take these photos under the circumstances she was experiencing. One photo that is considered particularly important historically depicts caskets of four dead partisans, two Jewish and two non-Jewish, who were to be buried together. The photo I found most touching was of a Jewish family, taken in the forest outside of Lenin, Poland. The partisans helped them for a while, but Schulman did not know what happened to them afterward.

    More information about Jewish partisans can be found at, the Web site of the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation. The site has educational resources and several short films which can be viewed online.

    Faye Schulman wrote a book, "A Partisan's Memoir: Woman of the Holocaust", which includes many of her photographs.


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