"Drawing against Oblivion" exhibit at JCC

Drawing against Oblivion

Holocaust survivor Hanna Ehrlich thanks Manfred Bockelmann at exhibit at Stockton University that included the portrait of her brother, David Dov Granek, who did not survive the Holocaust.

Galloway, N.J. – “Drawing against Oblivion,” a free exhibit of charcoal portraits depicting child victims of the Holocaust by Austrian artist, Manfred Bockelmann, will be on display from Oct. 19-Nov. 6 at the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave. in Margate.

Bockelmann drawingSome of the large-scale drawings depict siblings of local Holocaust survivors. Bockelmann used photographs of the victims to create the portraits.

The award-winning documentary, “Drawing against Oblivion,” a film about Bockelmann and his art project, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the JCC followed by a discussion with the artist and Marion Hussong, professor of Literature at Stockton University. The event is free and open to the public on a first-come first-served basis.

The exhibit and screening are sponsored by the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University and the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Margate.

The exhibit may be viewed during the JCC hours of operation: Monday-Thursday from 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday from 5:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m.-5p.m.

Docent guided tours are available for school groups and organizations. For more information on the exhibit and to arrange tours call the Holocaust Resource Center at 609-652-4699.

Diane D’Amico
Director of News and Media Relations
Galloway, N.J. 08205
609) 652-4593