Why We Create

    The Holocaust had a catastrophic effect on European art. Jewish artists perished in death camps and suffered trauma from religious and social persecution. Leaving their art vulnerable to destruction and looting, artists were forced to abandon their homes to flee their homeland; much artwork was destroyed, burned, or looted between 1933 and 1945.

    In remembrance of those lost works, we host an arts education program teaching how to approach genocide studies. The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center’s annual Holocaust through the Arts Program engages middle and high school students from all around Rhode Island in learning about the Holocaust through interpretive practices such as theater, film, and music.

    Each year, the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center connects with, and educates, over 2,000 Rhode Island students in our Holocaust through the Arts Program.

    The deadline for the Art & Writing contest has passed for 2022-2023! Please check in soon for this fall to register.

    Past Topics:

    The US & the Holocaust: American Newspaper Headlines 1930-1945. What did Americans Know?

    Heroes of the Holocaust

    How to Submit:

    Please send your submitted work along with the permission slip (attached below) by mail to 401 Elmgrove Ave, Providence, RI 02906.

    We accept two-dimensional works of visual art (any medium; collage, paint, digital etc.) no larger than 12”x12”. The work of art should be accompanied by a description; what inspired the art, and any explanation of the elements that you feel are relevant to our understanding. All work should be titled.

    Past Exhibitions