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Lecture/Exhibit. “Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photographs of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman.”

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
12:00 AM
Room 100, Hatcher Graduate Library, 913 S. University

Photographer as Witness: Proof Enough? Jill Vexler, Ph.D., will discuss the work she did while curating the exhibit Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photographs of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman. Vexler is a cultural anthropologist who specializes in curating museum exhibitions about world cultures.
Exhibit runs Sep 6-Nov 27.

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.

Schulman, the only known Jewish partisan photographer, says of the exhibit “I want people to know that there was resistance. Jews did not go like sheep to the slaughter. I was a photographer. I have pictures. I have proof.”

This exhibit was produced by the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation and was curated by Jill Vexler, Ph.D. This exhibit is made possible by Thomas and Johanna Baruch, the Epstein/Roth Foundation, the Purjes Foundation, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the Koret Foudnation, the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and culture, the Holocaust Council of UJA MetroWest, and Diane and Howard Wohl.

This exhibit is sponsored by the University Library and the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan.