Thank you to everyone who came out to the Joan and Alan Bernikow JCC of Staten Island on Sunday, April 23 to attend our Holocaust Survivor Art Exhibit featuring the art work of Holocaust Survivor, Emil Jacoby.
The collection and exhibit provided the perfect opportunity to learn about the past and draws a strong connection to the Holocaust through the remarkable work of a former Staten Island resident who survived a Nazi labor camp and was the only survivor from his family after the liberation from Upper Austria's Mauthausen concentration camp in May 1945.
Both Philip S. Straniere (SIHC Board Chair) and Rachel Borenstein (SIHC President) were on hand to welcome visitors to the exhibit, share the mission of the SIHC, and discuss the art that depicted Emil Jacoby’s life experiences from surviving the Holocaust, to moving to Staten Island, becoming an artist and writing the Passover Haggadah.
An artist who aptly captured and re-created these moments and memories through the course of his life, Emil's legacy now live on through his paintings, sketches, drawings, and writings at the Staten Island Holocaust Center. To learn more about Emil Jacoby's story and his art work featured with the Staten Island Holocaust Center make sure to visit his online collection (Israel, Holocaust, Shtetel).
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