SHOES OF MEMORY

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, 50-950 West 41st Ave

Show runs until May 30

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In the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, warehouses held the belongings stripped from prisoners: shoes, clothing, tallesim (prayer shawls), luggage, shaving brushes, even their hair. All were sorted efficiently. The warehouses, the symbol of plenty, were called by the inmates “Kanada.”

Jenny Stolzenberg is a British ceramics artist who has chosen the discarded shoes — so potent a symbol of the deprivation of Jewish prisoners — as the subject for her art in this new show organized by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre.

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