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.