When teaching about the Holocaust, creating art can help students grapple with the often unanswerable questions this dark history leaves us. As artist Paul Klee said, “Art does not reproduce what is visible; it makes things visible.” After students learn about the lives of survivors, structured art projects can help students express their grief, communicate their hope, and commemorate their new understanding of the Holocaust. The Alabama Holocaust Education Center provides a lesson plan for teachers to use for this purpose. Although the lesson plan is based on our main exhibit, Darkness Into Life, students are invited to submit their reflective artwork based on any Holocaust lesson taught in their classroom or at our center.
Selected pieces of art will be on display at the Alabama Holocaust Education Center and featured on this online exhibit. Any Alabama student is invited to submit their artwork, but they must be submitted with the help of a teacher. For any questions, please email Director of Educator Engagement, Zoe Weil at firstname.lastname@example.org
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