VALPARAISO: ‘Das Getto’ paintings at VU depict horrific scenes from Warsaw ghetto


This story ran on on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 12:28 AM CDT

VALPARAISO | A startling series of grim oil paintings will greet Valparaiso University students as they breeze between the Christopher Center and the student union this week.

Hung unassumingly in the tucked-away hallway, a series called “Das Getto” by Helen Weisman is part of the university’s Holocaust Awareness Week.

The work, based on a book of photography of the same name, shows life in the Warsaw ghetto and grows darker as the collection progresses. Weisman, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, depicts scenes…MORE.