6-12 Holocaust Center

Holocaust Survivor Art and History

This inquiry focuses on examining two pieces of Holocaust survivor art to explore how art can express the pain of the Holocaust. The questions, tasks, and sources in this inquiry asks students to examine two sculptures created by a Holocaust survivor using Visual Thinking Strategies then use their observations to drive discussion and analysis during a Think-Pair-Share activity.  Students will be asked to use their analysis of the two sculptures to construct a claim that historical art, though limited, is useful to those seeking answers to historical questions through inquiry – or argue that it is not.