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Faces of the Holocaust
The Nazi Oath
The Blue Star of David
Untitled I
A Scrap of Bread
"The Final Solution"
Untitled II
Kurt Hubert Franz
The Final Moments
Destruction of Ghetto
The Partisans
Untitled III
Zyklon B
Children of Holocaust
Lost Generations
aka Ricardo Klement
Europe - 1945

"Faces of the Holocaust" is a traveling exhibition conceived in the hope of perpetuating awareness about the horrors of the Holocaust by means of photo-essays.  Many of the photographs used in the exhibit have never been on public display.  I would like to thank my in-laws, Mrs. Hanna Hirshaut, survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the late Julien Hirshaut, survivor of Pawiak prison, for entrusting to me 25 unpublished, irreplaceable photographs which formed the core of the exhibit.  It is to them that this exhibit is dedicated.  It is also dedicated to the 6,000,000 Jewish martyrs who perished during the Holocaust.  The images give us only a small idea of the bestial brutality and the immense scale of the slaughter and suffering.

For Jews, the Holocaust is an unforgettable, tragic chapter in their history; for non-Jews, it is an apocalyptic disaster.  The infamy can never be erased from the history of mankind; the intent and scope unprecedented.

In 1945, the curtain came down on Nazi Germany, but we must never forget it...Never!

Only guard yourself and guard your soul carefully, lest you forget the things your eyes saw, and lest these things depart your heart all the days of your life.  And you shall make them known to your children, and to your children's children.

Deuteronomy 4:9


"Faces of the Holocaust" was most recently displayed at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida from May 31 to August 10, 2003.



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