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A Holocaust Memorial Exhibit

This exhibit includes paintings by Larry Lagin, a retired scientist, artist, and President of the East Bay Holocaust Education Center.

Many of paintings are based on photographs from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Introductory video from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Holocaust eyewitness video clips from IWitness from USC’s Shoah Foundation Institute in Los Angeles.

Why We Remember
Why We Remember (Intro)
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Why We Remember (Intro)

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Before the Holocaust

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A young boy (Yehiel Mintzberg) in athletic shorts, before the outbreak of the war. 


He lived in Poland during the war, until October 1942, when he was deported to Treblinka, and murdered. He was ten years old.

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Based on Yad Vashem Museum Photo Archives photo submitted by his aunt, Lola Politanski from Israel.

28”x22” acrylic painting on canvas by Larry Lagin  (2017). 

Before the Holocaust

Rise of Anti-Semitism, 1933–1938

In the early years of the Nazi regime, Adolf Hitler established hundreds of legal measures that excluded Jews from public life, the professions, and public education.

Herman discusses in this clip the Nuremberg Laws and their effect on daily life of persons labeled as Jews.

Terms to Know

Anti-Semitism: hostility or prejudice against Jewish people

Nuremberg Laws: anti-Jewish laws that began in 1935