Lost Synagogues / Andrea Strongwater / November, 2013

 Author and Artist Andrea Strongwater has researched communities and archives to tell the story of European Jewish life before the Holocaust through this collection of vibrant watercolor paintings. The paintings in this collection, depicting synagogues that were eradicated before and during WWII, have been created by carefully scrutinizing historical black and white photos. The accompanying text tells the stories of the people who worshipped in these buildings and the fates of these communities.

The work is intended to draw you into this world of gorgeous and meaningful architecture, and in doing so, it preserves an important piece of Jewish cultural history. The first book is an overview of the project for all ages and intended to be used as an educational resource for children. There are 4 more books to follow that are dedicated to the various regions of Europe.

You can see Strongwater’s  profile here! / And this is her website :)

flyer re Kristallnacht
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s