Welcome to the 12th issue of Teaching the Legacy. The focus of this issue is “Women in the Holocaust,” featuring an article on this theme, an interview with the survivor Hedi Solzbach, and a critique of Charlotte Salomon’s major work of art “Life? Or Theatre?”. Also included are our regular updates on activities at the International School and within Yad Vashem, new Yad Vashem publications and recommended books. We hope you find this newsletter of interest and look forward to your feedback.
Why Study the Issue of Women during the Holocaust?
The German-Jewish Artist Charlotte Salomon
–From “Life? Or Theatre?”, Charlotte Salomon, 1940-42Charlotte Salomon was born in 1917, to Albert Salomon, a surgeon, and Francisca Grunwald. The Salomon’s were a liberal family that defined themselves as “Germans of the Mosaic persuasion.” In 1939, after Kristallnacht, Charlotte was forced to leave her home...