October 8, 2017, to March 30, 2018.
Travelling exhibition from the Massillon Museum in Ohio, this project documents how, in 1943, Nelly and her mother hid from the Nazis in the home of a Catholic family in Lwow, Poland. With a watercolour set and her imagination, this young girl triumphed over adversity by writing stories and illustrating what she imagined a normal life could be. The exhibition gives a voice to a child who not only survived those terror-filled days, but has thrived as an adult and has given back to the world. Nelly’s artwork reminds us that art and hope can bring light to the darkest of situations and prompts discussions on contemporary issues from religious intolerance to current genocides.
Presentation by Dr. Nelly Toll on October 20, 2:00-3:30 pm, as part of The Wirth Institute’s Central European Cafe (student lounge, main floor, Old Arts/Convocation Hall Building, University of Alberta North Campus). Free and open to the public. A small reception will follow in the Human Ecology Gallery from 4:00-5:30 pm.
The Alberta venue is sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Edmonton‘s Holocaust Education Committee, The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), and The Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies.
For more information, access the press release and visit the Massillon Museum’s website.
The Alberta venue is sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Edmonton‘s Holocaust Education Committee, The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), and The Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies. Held in conjunction with Jewish Studies Week in the Fall of 2017.