Current Special Exhibitions
They Shall Be Counted: The Theresienstadt Ghetto Art of Erich Lichtblau-Leskly
November 21, 2019 – October 18, 2020
Northern Trust Gallery
They Shall Be Counted is a gallery of sketches and watercolor illustrations by Holocaust-era artist Erich Lichtblau-Leskly. Even while imprisoned within the Theresienstadt Ghetto, he managed to express himself artistically, creating breathtaking illustrations as a tribute to ghetto residents. He cut his art into pieces, out of fear for his safety, and his wife, Elsa Lichtblau, hid them under the floorboards of the ghetto barracks. He miraculously retrieved them after liberation and later re-worked the sketches into full-size watercolor illustrations. Both original sketches and full-size artworks will be on display in the exhibit.
This exhibition is on loan from Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.