Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

If you weren’t able to make it over to the 92nd Street Y on Mon­day night for the trib­ute to Bruno Schulz, or even if you were, you can learn more about Schulz and his art from The New York Times. The Times pub­lished the arti­cle Behind Fairy Tale Draw­ings, Walls Talk of Unspeak­able Cru­el­ty” back in Feb­ru­ary, which dis­cuss­es the fas­ci­na­tion behind this artist and writer, whose life was trag­i­cal­ly cut short by the Nazis. Before Schulz’s untime­ly death, he was forced to illus­trate a children’s play­room in a Nazi officer’s home and the arti­cle includes a slideshow of these wall draw­ings, cur­rent­ly on dis­play at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. To read the arti­cle, and view the slideshow, please vis­it here.

And, for more infor­ma­tion about Bruno Schulz, please visit:

The Art of Bruno Schulz

Bruno Schulz on Wikipedia

Above pho­to cred­it: Bruno Schulz (18921942) Self-Por­trait, Meczenst­wo Wal­ka, Zagla­da Zydów Polsce 1939 – 1945. Poland. No. 175

Orig­i­nal­ly from Lan­cast­er, Penn­syl­va­nia, Nao­mi is the exec­u­tive direc­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil. She grad­u­at­ed from Emory Uni­ver­si­ty with degrees in Eng­lish and Art His­to­ry and, in addi­tion, stud­ied at Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don. Pri­or to her role as exec­u­tive direc­tor, Nao­mi served as the found­ing edi­tor of the JBC web­site and blog and man­ag­ing edi­tor of Jew­ish Book World. In addi­tion, she has over­seen JBC’s dig­i­tal ini­tia­tives, and also devel­oped the JBC’s Vis­it­ing Scribe series and Unpack­ing the Book: Jew­ish Writ­ers in Conversation.