Son of Czechoslovakian Jewish graphic designer and artist Bedrich Fritta, Thomas Fritta-Haas takes part in a press conference during a press preview of the exhibition 'Drawings from the Theresienstadt Ghetto' at the Jewish Museum in Berlin May 15, 2013. The exhibition shows works Bedrich Fritta produced in the Theresienstadt ghetto between 1942 and 1944. Deported to Theresienstadt on December 4, 1941, Fritta supervised the drawing studio of the Jewish self-administration, before being deported to Auschwitz In October 1944, where he died soon after arriving. Over 50 works, produced secretly in the Theresienstadt camp, showing daily life there, are on display from May 17 to August 25, 2013. Thomas Fritta-Haas survived the camps, and was adopted by his father's close friend Leo Haas.
A Jewish Museum that says it's about education is actually reinforcing the misguided notion that Jewish culture and identity is a singular, monolithic entity, and nothing could be further from the truth. Who are they kidding? It's an embarrassment.
I find it amazing Germany is a country that confronts its darkest hour in this way. There probably aren't many other places where that happens, where the past is analysed, investigated, talked about to this day, and I think the Jewish Museum plays a role in that.
It's a horrible thing to do — completely degrading and not helpful ... The Jewish Museum absolutely missed the point if they wanted to do anything to improve the relations between Germans and Jews.More quotes »
"Milwaukee Museum Mile" celebrates anniversary
they call the Milwaukee Museum Mile, since all are within a mile and often are overlooked by visitors.They are The Jewish Museum Milwaukee, The Charles Allis Art Museum, Museum of Wisconsin Art at St. John's On The Lake, The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum Read more »
Exhibit of Jews in Germany raises interest, ire
few Germans born after World War II know any Jews or much about them.To help educate postwar generations, an exhibit at the Jewish Museum features a Jewish man or woman seated inside a glass box for two hours a day through August to answer visitors' questions Read more »
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Drawings from Nazi Camp Displayed at Berlin Museum
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Hidden drawings from Nazi concentration camp on display
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