The Auschwitz Initiative is a first of its kind, forward-looking peacebuilding & healing initiative through arts engagement, education, and cultural diplomacy. Our goal is to help counter the global rise of antisemitism.
UNPRECEDENTED: The Auschwitz Initiative is a first of its kind, forward-looking peacebuilding and healing initiative through multidisciplinary arts engagement.
WHAT: Creation of a Monumental Gold-illuminated Painting to honor the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau; Peacebuilding and Human Rights Education; Cultural Diplomacy.
HOW: Created with Polish artists and scholars; Survivors and former prisoners and their families; participants with American, Israeli, German, Russian heritage; minority ethnicities murdered at Auschwitz.
WHERE: Krakow: Home JCC Krakow; Exhibition Galicia Jewish Museum
“If we understand the history and beauty of what has been damaged or destroyed, we can participate in the beauty of recovery and peace.”
~ Ellen Frank PhD