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Samuel Gruber
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Just an Upstate New York kind of guy.
Just an Upstate New York kind of guy.

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Germany: Holocaust Reminders at the U-Bahn and S-Bahn Stations
Berlin, Germany. Wittenbergplatz U-Bahn station. "Places of Terror We Must Never Forget," 1967. Erected by the League for Human Rights. Photo: Samuel D. Gruber 2003. G ermany: Holocaust Reminders at the U-Bahn and S-Bahn Stations by Samuel D. Gruber After m...

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Remembering Max Liebermann (1847-1935)
Remembering Max Liebermann (1847-1935) by Sam uel D. G ruber Max Liebermann in his stud io Max Lieberman n, J ewish Quarter in Amsterdam , ( 1905), from Max Liebermann from Realism to Impressionism , p . 94 In
conjunction with the course I am teaching this...

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Germany: Multiple Memorials for Berlin's Munchener Strasse Synagogue
Berlin, Germany. I mage of the former Münchener Straße 37 on view in the Bayerischer Platz U-Bahn station. Photo: Samuel D. Gruber 2016 Germany: Multiple Memorials for Berlin's Munchener Strasse Synagogue by Samuel D. Gruber The domed synagogue at Münchener...

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Remembering Italian Jewish Artist Amedeo Modigliani (1886-1920)
Helsinki, Finland. Large sign for Modigliani exhibit at Helsinki airport. Photo: Samuel D. Gruber November, 2016. Remembering Italian Jewish Artist Amedeo Modigliani (1886-1920) by Samuel D. Gruber   Today is the anniversary of the death of  Italian Jewish ...

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A little late for the women's marches, but here is an a little introduction to the representation of women in early 20th-century Jewish art - stimulated by my visit earlier this month to the sumptuous and visually sensational Wilshire Boulevard Temple sanctuary in LA.

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Women at Wilshire Boulevard Temple (As Seen in the 1929 Mural Cycle by Hugo Ballin)
Los Angeles, CA. Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Warner Memorial Murals by Hugo Ballin (1929). Detail of Four Matriarchs on south wall. Photo: Samuel D. Gruber 2017. A better picture is here . Los
Angeles, CA. Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Warner Memorial Murals b...

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Germany: Berlin's Old Cemetery at Grosse Hamburger Str., A Good Example of How to Protect and Present a Despoiled Urban Cemetery
Berlin, Germany.  Old Jewish Cemetery at Grosse Hamburger Str. Photo: Samuel D. Gruber (2016) B erlin,
Germany.  Old Jewish Cemetery at Grosse Hamburger Str. with memorial
sculpture installed in 1987.  Photo: Samuel D. Gruber (2016). Berlin,
Germany.  Ol...

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Seemingly simple art can powerfully evoke terrible loss...

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Holocaust Memorials: Things Left Behind
Berlin, Germany. Der verlassene Raum ( The Deserted Room ). Karl Biedermann, sculptor. Photo: Samuel D. Gruber 2016 Berlin, Germany. Der verlassene Raum ( The Deserted Room ). Karl Biedermann, sculptor. Photo: Samuel D. Gruber 2016 Holocaust Memorials: Thin...
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