While shedding light on the horrible conditions of the segregated sector, this work attempts to tear down the dividing wall in response to the inevitable change only time would bring. The final scene rests as a dark reminder of Europe's tragedy while also offering remembrance to those affected by such affliction.

Deconstructing the Warsaw Ghetto, 2012

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Chris Kemp and Diana Torres

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalith, Plexiglas

30 x 40 inches

Deconstructing the Warsaw Ghetto

 

Deconstructing the Barracks: Auschwitz-Birkenau

A deconstructed view of the barracks from Special Treatment inspired by computer generated renderings of a hand-drawn image of an interior architecture of a barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau. An image processed black-and-white detail is part of a larger commissioned installation at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. The original barracks tryptich included the same image in both full color and black and white image processed renderings. The images are a tribute to those who passed through these confines.

Deconstructing the Barracks: Auschwitz-Birkenau, 2011
Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Chris Kemp and Diana Torres

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalith, Plexiglas

30 x 40 inches

 

MJH: Creativity and Culture

A Papier-Mâché puppet, inspired by Bella Chagall’s Burning Lights. Marc and Bella Chagall would entertain children with traditional stories from Bella’s book.

Commissioned by the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

MJH: Creativity and Culture, 1997
Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron
Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, Terry Welsh, Timothy Griepp, Brian Perles, Hamlin Krewson, Ben Meyer, and Ben Byrne, Virtual Reality Applications Center, Iowa State University and Cynthia Beth Rubin, Stephanie Barish, Patrick Skidmore, and Miroslaw Rogala


Very special thanks to Associate Professor Steven Herrnstadt, from the College of Art and Design at Iowa State University and Robert Mitz, Brian Mustanski and Rachel Hanson

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

40 x 30 inches

 

MJH: Family and Tradition

Syrian Jewish wedding and clogs used for a pre-nuptual visit to a ritual bath
(Collection and Gift of Stella Sardell Sanua)

Commissioned by the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

MJH: Family and Tradition, 1997
Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron
Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, Terry Welsh, Timothy Griepp, Brian Perles, Hamlin Krewson, Ben Meyer, and Ben Byrne, Virtual Reality Applications Center, Iowa State University and Cynthia Beth Rubin, Stephanie Barish, Patrick Skidmore, and Miroslaw Rogala


Very special thanks to Associate Professor Steven Herrnstadt, from the College of Art and Design at Iowa State University and Robert Mitz, Brian Mustanski and Rachel Hanson

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

40 x 30 inches

 

MJH: Family Memories

Father and daughter in pre-war Berlin (Collection of Irene Katzenstein)

The daughter's baby shoe, kept as a memento when she was sent away to safety (Gift of Irene Schmied)

Commissioned by the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

MJH: Family Memories, 1997
Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron
Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, Terry Welsh, Timothy Griepp, Brian Perles, Hamlin Krewson, Ben Meyer, and Ben Byrne, Virtual Reality Applications Center, Iowa State University and Cynthia Beth Rubin, Stephanie Barish, Patrick Skidmore, and Miroslaw Rogala


Very special thanks to Associate Professor Steven Herrnstadt, from the College of Art and Design at Iowa State University and Robert Mitz, Brian Mustanski and Rachel Hanson

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

30 x 40 inches

 

MJH: Compassion

Commissioned by the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

MJH: Compassion, 1997
Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron
Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, Terry Welsh, Timothy Griepp, Brian Perles, Hamlin Krewson, Ben Meyer, and Ben Byrne, Virtual Reality Applications Center, Iowa State University and Cynthia Beth Rubin, Stephanie Barish, Patrick Skidmore, and Miroslaw Rogala


Very special thanks to Associate Professor Steven Herrnstadt, from the College of Art and Design at Iowa State University and Robert Mitz, Brian Mustanski and Rachel Hanson

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

40 x 30 inches

 

MJH: Fighting for Freedom (Soviet Jewery)

Freed Soviet Jews marching in Washington (Ira Schwarz, AP/Wide World)
"Aliyah" video sequence (Courtesey of Elana Kapul, UJA Media Center)
Protest buttons Gifts of Bonnie Gurewitsch, Glenn Richter and Robin Saipe)

Commissioned by the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

MJH: Fighting for Freedom (Soviet Jewery), 1997
Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron
Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, Terry Welsh, Timothy Griepp, Brian Perles, Hamlin Krewson, Ben Meyer, and Ben Byrne, Virtual Reality Applications Center, Iowa State University and Cynthia Beth Rubin, Stephanie Barish, Patrick Skidmore, and Miroslaw Rogala


Very special thanks to Associate Professor Steven Herrnstadt, from the College of Art and Design at Iowa State University and Robert Mitz, Brian Mustanski and Rachel Hanson

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

40 x 30 inches

 

MJH: Making a Home

Making a Home
Jewish family in Romania
(Rivkah Natun, Beth Hatefutsoth)

Kitchen tools
(Gifts of Louis Blumengarten, Lillian Goldstein and Shari Segel Goldberg)

French kosher cookbook
(Gift of Rabbi W. Gunther and Elizabeth S. Plaut)

Commissioned by the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

MJH: Making a Home, 1997
Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron
Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, Terry Welsh, Timothy Griepp, Brian Perles, Hamlin Krewson, Ben Meyer, and Ben Byrne, Virtual Reality Applications Center, Iowa State University and Cynthia Beth Rubin, Stephanie Barish, Patrick Skidmore, and Miroslaw Rogala


Very special thanks to Associate Professor Steven Herrnstadt, from the College of Art and Design at Iowa State University and Robert Mitz, Brian Mustanski and Rachel Hanson

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

30 x 40 inches

MJH: Faith Endures

Collections:
Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York


Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation

MJH: Faith Endures, 1997
Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron

Stephanie Barish, Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

40 x 30 inches

 
 

MJH: Self-Reliance

Jewish gymnasts in Berlin
(Abraham Pisarek, Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz)

A woman athlete at a German Jewish sports club and her club blouse
(Gift of Mary Levinsky)

Commissioned by the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

MJH: Self-Reliance, 1997
Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron
Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, Terry Welsh, Timothy Griepp, Brian Perles, Hamlin Krewson, Ben Meyer, and Ben Byrne, Virtual Reality Applications Center, Iowa State University and Cynthia Beth Rubin, Stephanie Barish, Patrick Skidmore, and Miroslaw Rogala


Very special thanks to Associate Professor Steven Herrnstadt, from the College of Art and Design at Iowa State University and Robert Mitz, Brian Mustanski and Rachel Hanson

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

30 x 40 inches

 

MJH: Secret Ceremonies

"Hanukkah in the Attic," drawing by Helga Weissova, a child in the Terezin Ghetto

Commissioned by the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

MJH: Secret Ceremonies, 1997
Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron
Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, Terry Welsh, Timothy Griepp, Brian Perles, Hamlin Krewson, Ben Meyer, and Ben Byrne, Virtual Reality Applications Center, Iowa State University and Cynthia Beth Rubin, Stephanie Barish, Patrick Skidmore, and Miroslaw Rogala


Very special thanks to Associate Professor Steven Herrnstadt, from the College of Art and Design at Iowa State University and Robert Mitz, Brian Mustanski and Rachel Hanson

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

30 x 40 inches

 

MJH: Friendship

Wire basket crafted as gift in a Nazi labor camp
(Collection of Genia Blumberg)

Commissioned by the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

MJH: Friendship, 1997
Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron
Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, Terry Welsh, Timothy Griepp, Brian Perles, Hamlin Krewson, Ben Meyer, and Ben Byrne, Virtual Reality Applications Center, Iowa State University and Cynthia Beth Rubin, Stephanie Barish, Patrick Skidmore, and Miroslaw Rogala


Very special thanks to Associate Professor Steven Herrnstadt, from the College of Art and Design at Iowa State University and Robert Mitz, Brian Mustanski and Rachel Hanson

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

30 x 40 inches

 

MJH: Remember the Children

 

Commissioned by the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Child's toy bunny brought to the Terezin Ghetto
(Gift of Carol Biermann)

The images that fill the Museum's Rotunda are presented as art, not artifacts. Inspired by photographs and objects found throughout the Museum, they are meant to stir memories, to help provide reflection on a century of continuity and change, hardship and hope, tragedy and transcendence.

MJH: Remember the Children, 1997
Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron
Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, Terry Welsh, Timothy Griepp, Brian Perles, Hamlin Krewson, Ben Meyer, and Ben Byrne, Virtual Reality Applications Center, Iowa State University and Cynthia Beth Rubin, Stephanie Barish, Patrick Skidmore, and Miroslaw Rogala


Very special thanks to Associate Professor Steven Herrnstadt, from the College of Art and Design at Iowa State University and Robert Mitz, Brian Mustanski and Rachel Hanson

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

30 x 40 inches

Secret Ceremonies

"Hanukkah in the Attic," drawing by Helga Weissova, a child in the Terezin Ghetto

Commissioned by the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

MJH: Secret Ceremonies, 1997
Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron
Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, Terry Welsh, Timothy Griepp, Brian Perles, Hamlin Krewson, Ben Meyer, and Ben Byrne, Virtual Reality Applications Center, Iowa State University and Cynthia Beth Rubin, Stephanie Barish, Patrick Skidmore, and Miroslaw Rogala


Very special thanks to Associate Professor Steven Herrnstadt, from the College of Art and Design at Iowa State University and Robert Mitz, Brian Mustanski and Rachel Hanson

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

30 x 40 inches

 

MJH: The Unquenchable Spirit

Musicians at a 1920 wedding in Poland and a violin used later by one of them in the Lachwa Ghetto and as a WWII partisan (Gift of Florence Eisen)

Commissioned by the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

MJH: The Unquenchable Spirit, 1997
Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron
Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, Terry Welsh, Timothy Griepp, Brian Perles, Hamlin Krewson, Ben Meyer, and Ben Byrne, Virtual Reality Applications Center, Iowa State University and Cynthia Beth Rubin, Stephanie Barish, Patrick Skidmore, and Miroslaw Rogala


Very special thanks to Associate Professor Steven Herrnstadt, from the College of Art and Design at Iowa State University and Robert Mitz, Brian Mustanski and Rachel Hanson

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

40 x 30 inches

 

Interior of a Barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau

A color processed full color rendering of a hand-drawn image of an interior architecture of a barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau. An image processed black-and-white detail is part of a larger commissioned installation at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. The barracks tryptich includes the same image in both full color and black and white image processed renderings. The images are a tribute to those who passed through these confines.

Interior of a Barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1995
Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron

Stephanie Barish, Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

30 x 40 inches

Collections:
Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation

Interior of a Barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau

An un-processed full color rendering of a hand-drawn image of an interior architecture of a barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau. An image processed black-and-white detail is part of a larger commissioned installation at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. The barracks tryptich includes the same image in both full color and black and white image processed renderings. The images are a tribute to those who passed through these confines.

Interior of a Barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1995
Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron

Stephanie Barish, Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

30 x 40 inches

Collections:
Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation

MJH: Nightmare

A black and white processed rendering of a hand-drawn image of an interior architecture of a barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau. An image processed black-and-white detail is part of a larger commissioned installation at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. The barracks tryptich includes the same image in both full color and black and white image processed renderings. The images are a tribute to those who passed through these confines.

Interior of a Barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1995
Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron

Stephanie Barish, Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

30 x 40 inches

Collections:
Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation

MJH: Keepsake

Ceremonial wine glass sent to a child refugee (Gift of Edith Riemer)

Commissioned by the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

MJH: Keepsake, 1997
Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron
Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, Terry Welsh, Timothy Griepp, Brian Perles, Hamlin Krewson, Ben Meyer, and Ben Byrne, Virtual Reality Applications Center, Iowa State University and Cynthia Beth Rubin, Stephanie Barish, Patrick Skidmore, and Miroslaw Rogala


Very special thanks to Associate Professor Steven Herrnstadt, from the College of Art and Design at Iowa State University and Robert Mitz, Brian Mustanski and Rachel Hanson

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas

40 x 30 inches

 
 
 

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