Community Yom HaShoah Service & Lecture
|Date:||Sunday, May 1, 2011|
|Location:||Temple Emanu-El, San Jose|
Community Yom HaShoah Service
1010 University Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
7:00 pm Yom HaShoah Service
Yom Hashoah, which is also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorates the lives and heroism of Jewish people who suffered, fought, and died in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945.
6:00 pm Lecture by Rabbi Irvin Ungar
“To the Hallowed Memory of Europe’s Martyred Jews”:
The Holocaust Art of Arthur Szyk
Presented by Rabbi Irvin Ungar, Curator of The Arthur Szyk Society
This illustrated presentation pays tribute to the memory of European Jewry through the art of Polish-Jewish artist Arthur Szyk (1894–1951), the leading artist for Jewish rescue in America during the Holocaust. A self-identified “soldier in art,” Szyk - whom Eleanor Roosevelt called a “one-man army” - fought the Nazis with pen and brush on behalf of the Allies and the Jews of Europe. Besides his powerful wartime art, Szyk is best known for his illuminated Passover Haggadah.
Irvin Ungar is Founder and CEO of Historicana, a rare book and manuscript firm based in Burlingame, CA. A former pulpit rabbi, Mr. Ungar is also a specialist in historic Judaica and the Curator of The Arthur Szyk Society. He has curated or consulted for solo exhibitions of Arthur Szyk’s art at the Library of Congress (2000), the Spertus Museum (1999), the Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin (2008–2009), and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (2002). Mr. Ungar has written and edited numerous publications on Arthur Szyk, including the book Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk (1998) and the new edition of The Szyk Haggadah (Historicana, 2008). He served as the lender and consultant for the current Legion of Honor exhibition Arthur Szyk: Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations (December 4, 2010–March 27, 2011).