Opening Reception: Ghosts: French Holocaust Children
Location: Walsh Gallery, Quick Center for the Arts
Join us for the reception on the opening evening of the exhibition, "Ghosts: French Holocaust Children," on Wednesday, January 23rd, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Walsh Gallery at the Quick Center for the Performing Arts.
During World War II, over 11,000 Jewish children were deported from France to Nazi death camps. These children were among more than 75,000 French Jews deported under the Nazi plan for the “Final Solution to the Jewish question.” Of those French Jews transported, only 2,564 survived the Shoah. At most 300 of these Jewish children survived.
"Ghosts: French Holocaust Children," is an installation of sculptural and photographic work by Robert Hirsch and Hirsch Projects. This three-dimensional installation acts as an ethereal commemoration to these children’s abbreviated lives. The project was created based on documents and photographs collected by author, lawyer, and Nazi-hunter Serge Klarsfeld that have been reinterpreted and presented in the form of three 1/5-scale boxcars containing over 600 expressionistic portraits of these deported children, plus a series of mural-sized individual portraits.
For more information, contact Emily McKeon / 2269 / email@example.com