American Jewish Museum at the JCC, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
January 22, 2018 to April 20, 2018
CHUTZ-POW! Superheroes of the Holocaust is a comic book series created by the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh that honors Holocaust survivors, resistance fighters and liberators by placing stories of sacrifice, courage, and resilience at the forefront of Holocaust awareness. The exhibition, co-presented by the American Jewish Museum and the Holocaust Center, includes the 36 original storyboard illustrations used to make the recently published CHUTZ-POW! Volume Three, Young Survivors.
AJM Gallery Hours
MONDAY-THURSDAY, 5:30 AM-10 PM • FRIDAY, 5:30 AM-6 PM
SATURDAY, 8 AM-7 PM • SUNDAY, 7:45 AM-6 PM
The focus in Volume Three turns to the ordeals of young survivors, where viewers discover the wide-ranging experiences that youth endured during the Holocaust. Despite their travails—as hidden children, visible-hidden children, ghetto and camp survivors, and refugees—these vulnerable victims emerged from incredible hardships
to represent a strength of spirit that refused to be oppressed.
These are the childhood experiences of Walter Boninger, Inge (Berg) Katzenstein, Solange Lebovitz, Judah Samat, Irene Skolnick and Sam Weinreb, all of whom settled in the Pittsburgh area. Notably, their stories were chronicled by some of Pittsburgh’s most acclaimed comics writers and illustrators, including Xeric Award winner Wayne Wise, writer/artist M.L.Walker, Lambda Literary Award winner Mark Zingarelli, writer Yona Harvey, writer Deesha Philyaw, Xeric Award winner Rachel Masilamani, Reuben Award winner Vince Dorse, and veteran comics artists Howard Bender and Loran Skinkis.
While the narratives and images are exceptional, what makes CHUTZ-POW stand out is the time that the writers spent with survivors to learn their stories and to get to know them to make sure their experiences are
interpreted with honesty, integrity and understanding.
Join us on Sunday, February 11 • 3 PM
Newly published CHUTZ-POW! Volume Three: The Young Survivors comic book will be unveiled, and several of the survivors whose stories are featured will be in attendance.
Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh
826 Hazelwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
CHUTZ-POW! Behind the Scenes Artwork from Volumes One and Two will be on display at the Holocaust Center.
Holocaust Center Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 AM–2 PM
412-421-1500 or [email protected] HCOFPGH.org
Visit JCCPGH.org or HCOFPGH.org for a calendar of exhibit-related events.
Major funding for the American Jewish Museum provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset Board, the Anna L. Caplan & Irene V. Caplan Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, the Robert C. and Gene B. Dickman Fund, Ira and Nanette Gordon Curator Enrichment Fund, Edward N. and Jane Haskell Endowment Creative Projects Fund, the Nancy Bernstein and Robert Schoen Fund, the Speyer Family Foundation Endowment Fund, Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, and individual support.
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