Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust

 
 

September 15 - October 23, 2005

The Oklahoma Holocaust Remembrance Exhibition was a project of Cimarron Alliance Foundation, supported by community partners including the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City, The Metropolitan Library System, the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, and several other community and religious organizations.  

The exhibit Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust featured portraits by Gay Block and narratives by Malka Drucker of people who helped save the lives of Jews in Europe during World War II. Of the 150 portraits of European rescuers from 10 countries, 49 tell the story of their lives before, during, and after the war as they grapple with the question of why they acted with humanity in a time of barbarism. The exhibit and a companion exhibit, Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933 - 1945, were presented at Untitled as part of the Oklahoma Holocaust Remembrance Exhibition.