Jewish artist opens Holocaust museum exhibit


A new exhibit at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum pays homage to Jewish suffering during the Holocaust.

Self-taught Madison artist Mike Hecht created the exhibit. It’s a collection of copies of Wisconsin State Journal front pages from World War Two. Hecht has used an exacting knife to cut silhouettes into the paper representing different stages of the Jewish experience during the war.

Hecht drew on his memories of his Bar Mitzvah, when he caught a glimpse of concentration camp tattoos on the forearms of the elders who attended.

The exhibit opens Tuesday and will run though mid-March.