PASSPORTS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE-AUGUST WAS VACATION MONTH!
Globe-trotters love bragging about the number of stamps their passport has acquired. Each country represents a different summer vacation or another adventure. This passport, however, marks a historical moment during the Holocaust. Rose Frisch (Sax), one of the fortunate Portugese Jews, was saved by Aristides de Sousa Mendes. Her passport was lent to the museum for the YUM exhibit: There is a Mirror in My Heart: Reflections on a Righteous Grandfather.
Artist Sebastian Mendes offers a personal artistic response to the actions taken by his grandfather Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who, as Portuguese Consul General in Bordeaux, France in June 1940, engineered one of the greatest rescue acts of the Holocaust, saving an estimated 30,000 refugees. Through drawings, sculptures, and an in-gallery performance that metaphorically reenacts his grandfather’s deeds, this exhibition gives visual form to this act of courage and heroism through art.
Lent by Helen Sax Potaznik. Includes Visa signed Aristides des Sousa, Mendes, 14 June 1940. Yeshiva University Museum, New York

PASSPORTS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE-AUGUST WAS VACATION MONTH!

Globe-trotters love bragging about the number of stamps their passport has acquired. Each country represents a different summer vacation or another adventure. This passport, however, marks a historical moment during the Holocaust. Rose Frisch (Sax), one of the fortunate Portugese Jews, was saved by Aristides de Sousa Mendes. Her passport was lent to the museum for the YUM exhibit: There is a Mirror in My Heart: Reflections on a Righteous Grandfather.

Artist Sebastian Mendes offers a personal artistic response to the actions taken by his grandfather Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who, as Portuguese Consul General in Bordeaux, France in June 1940, engineered one of the greatest rescue acts of the Holocaust, saving an estimated 30,000 refugees. Through drawings, sculptures, and an in-gallery performance that metaphorically reenacts his grandfather’s deeds, this exhibition gives visual form to this act of courage and heroism through art.

Lent by Helen Sax Potaznik. Includes Visa signed Aristides des Sousa, Mendes, 14 June 1940. Yeshiva University Museum, New York

PASSPORTS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE-AUGUST WAS VACATION MONTH!
Globe-trotters love bragging about the number of stamps their passport has acquired. Each country represents a different summer vacation or another adventure. This passport, however, marks a historical moment during the Holocaust. Rose Frisch (Sax), one of the fortunate Portugese Jews, was saved by Aristides de Sousa Mendes. Her passport was lent to the museum for the YUM exhibit: There is a Mirror in My Heart: Reflections on a Righteous Grandfather.
Artist Sebastian Mendes offers a personal artistic response to the actions taken by his grandfather Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who, as Portuguese Consul General in Bordeaux, France in June 1940, engineered one of the greatest rescue acts of the Holocaust, saving an estimated 30,000 refugees. Through drawings, sculptures, and an in-gallery performance that metaphorically reenacts his grandfather’s deeds, this exhibition gives visual form to this act of courage and heroism through art.
Lent by Helen Sax Potaznik. Includes Visa signed Aristides des Sousa, Mendes, 14 June 1940. Yeshiva University Museum, New York

PASSPORTS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE-AUGUST WAS VACATION MONTH!

Globe-trotters love bragging about the number of stamps their passport has acquired. Each country represents a different summer vacation or another adventure. This passport, however, marks a historical moment during the Holocaust. Rose Frisch (Sax), one of the fortunate Portugese Jews, was saved by Aristides de Sousa Mendes. Her passport was lent to the museum for the YUM exhibit: There is a Mirror in My Heart: Reflections on a Righteous Grandfather.

Artist Sebastian Mendes offers a personal artistic response to the actions taken by his grandfather Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who, as Portuguese Consul General in Bordeaux, France in June 1940, engineered one of the greatest rescue acts of the Holocaust, saving an estimated 30,000 refugees. Through drawings, sculptures, and an in-gallery performance that metaphorically reenacts his grandfather’s deeds, this exhibition gives visual form to this act of courage and heroism through art.

Lent by Helen Sax Potaznik. Includes Visa signed Aristides des Sousa, Mendes, 14 June 1940. Yeshiva University Museum, New York

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