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.
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Above photo credit: Bruno Schulz (1892−1942) 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.