June 26, 2013

Exhibit about Jewish partisan Faye Schulman comes to Sandy Springs


The Commission is bringing the exhibit “Reflections Through the Lens and Back” to Sandy Springs. It will be displayed at Anne Frank in the World from June 26 until August 31, 2013. Admission is free.


There will be free screenings of the film "Out of the Fire: The Faye Schulman Story" every Thursday and Sunday at 1pm.


The exhibit highlights Faye Schulman, the only known Jewish partisan photographer.


Faye Schulman was born to a large, Jewish family in Eastern Poland, an area that has been part of Belarus since 1939. She was a young woman when the Nazis invaded. They killed her family and destroyed her hometown of Lenin. 1,850 of the towns Jews were murdered. Only 26 were spared. Faye was not killed because she was a photographer. The Nazis forced her to develop their photos of the massacre. She also made secret copies for herself, a quiet act of resistance.

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.” -Faye Lazebnik Schulman


Faye later escaped and joined a Russian partisan unit in the surrounding forests. For two-and-a- half years, she served as a nurse, partisan fighter and photographer. In between act of guerrilla resistance, like blowing up railway lines, Faye documented her life as a partisan. She developed photos in the forest, using primitive techniques. She used blankets, water from puddles, and basic rays of sunlight.


The exhibit also features some of her more recent paintings. It is on loan from Am Yisrael Chai!

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