Virtual gallery helps keep stories of the Holocaust alivePosted: Updated:
A virtual gallery is telling the stories of the Holocaust in a digital way.
Selfhelp is an organization that provides services to Holocaust survivors, and now they're having survivors share their stories through art for all to see.
Diana Kurz shares her memories of her past, but some memories are painful. Kurz along with her mother and father were able to escape from Vienna and came to the U.S. in 1940.
Still, she had family that did not survive. Two of her cousins were orphaned and her parents adopted them.
Kurz, an artist, was one day moved to share these memories during a visit with an aunt. That turned into a big painting, and Kurz didn't stop there.
And now some of these paintings are part of an exhibition featuring artwork created by Holocaust survivors.
"We have a lot of these memories and these stories that we are trying to capture in so many different ways, and we are grateful for the opportunity to do so with clients like Diana," says Selfhelp's Sandy Myers.
The virtual gallery includes the artwork of more than 20 survivors, and it includes a little bit about their Holocaust history.
This spring, there will be a physical gallery in Manhattan.