A new exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, "Survivors: Faces of Life after the Holocaust," will feature 75 close-up portraits of Holocaust survivors shot by award-winning photographer Martin Schoeller.
The images will showcase Schoeller's signature style, with the subjects gazing intensely at the viewer, revealing the struggles, pains and resilience that have defined them throughout the years.
Each photo will be paired with a biography and the exhibition will also feature behind-the-scenes video footage documenting the actual shots, which were taken at Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.
"As an institution dedicated to educating visitors about the Holocaust, we are preparing for the inevitable future, where we no longer have survivors with us," said Jack Kliger, president and CEO of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in an official statement. "These portraits capture the humanity of survivors and remind us that the atrocities they endured are not so far away. They also preserve their memory for generations to come."
The exhibit will be on display in the museum's rotunda on the third floor, which was just recently named after Holocaust survivor Rita Lowenstein, through June 18, 2023.