The Dallas Holocaust Museum will host a new special exhibit of rarely seen photography from World War II, Beyond the Lens: The Photography of Resistance and Liberation. The exhibit features the photography of Faye Schulman, the only known Jewish Partisan photographer.
The exhibit, on loan from the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, features a collection of images that captures the camaraderie, horror and loss, bravery and triumph of tough partisans—many of who were Jewish—who fought the Germans and their collaborators.
The exhibit also features photographs and camera equipment used by the late WWII Army Sgt. Richard Cramer of Texarkana, Texas, who documented the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp.
“We were not like lambs going to the slaughter,” Schulman said of her time with the partisans. “Many fought back—if there was the slightest opportunity—and thousands lost their lives fighting the enemy and working to save lives.”
Born in Poland in 1924, Schulman received a camera from her brother when she was 13. The camera ultimately saved her life when she was spared by the Nazis to film their atrocities. She eventually escaped from the Nazis and used her camera to document Jewish Partisan resistance.
On October 11, in conduction with the exhibit, the Museum is sponsoring the world premiere of the documentary film Reunion, featuring the story of Dallas-resident, Holocaust Survivor and Jewish Partisan Leon Bakst.
The film, which will be shown in the Zale Auditorium of the Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northhaven Road in Dallas, is being held in conjunction with the exhibit “Beyond the Lens: Pictures of Resistance and Liberation,” which is on display at the Museum now through November 25th.
The October 11 documentary film premiere begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception, followed by remarks and the film premiere at 6:30 p.m. Admission to the documentary program is $10 for DHM/CET Upstander members and JCC members, and $20 for non-members. The event is free for DHM/CET Circle of Remembrance members.
Admission to the special exhibit, Beyond the Lens: Pictures of Resistance and Liberation, is free with regular paid admission to the Museum ($8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors).