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      VIRTUAL EXHIBIT: ‘RECALLING A LOST WORLD: DAVID LABKOVSKI BRINGS THE STORIES OF SHOLEM ALEICHEM TO LIFE’ in Los Angeles


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      November 27, 2020

      Friday  11:00 AM (daily until December 31, 2020)

      100 The Grove Dr.
      Los Angeles, California 90036

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      VIRTUAL EXHIBIT: ‘RECALLING A LOST WORLD: DAVID LABKOVSKI BRINGS THE STORIES OF SHOLEM ALEICHEM TO LIFE’

      Holocaust Museum LA presents the debut of “Recalling a Lost World: David Labkovski Brings the Stories of Sholem Aleichem to Life,” a new virtual exhibit that features Labkovski’s vibrant illustrations inspired by the stories of leading Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Aleichem. The virtual exhibit, the museum’s first of its kind, opens Oct. 28 and will run through Dec. 2020.

      Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916), a writer who is often referred to as the “Jewish Mark Twain,” penned stories that portrayed daily Jewish life in late 19th and early 20th century Central and Eastern Europe. Aleichem’s celebrated tales of Tevye the Dairyman were the basis for the Tony award-winning musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” which debuted in 1964 and remains widely performed today.

      David Labkovski (1906-1991) used oils, pencils and watercolor to capture Aleichem’s stories that resonated with his own stories of childhood before the Holocaust. Raised in Vilna, Lithuania, and subsequently imprisoned in a Siberian Gulag, he returned to his hometown after World War II to find a city and a Jewish community decimated by the war. Labkovski, wanting to commemorate the world that existed before the Nazis, looked to Aleichem as his muse. Although the two men never met, in capturing the stories and characters of Aleichem, Labkovski also captured his own childhood.


      For more information on the exhibit, visit https://holocaustmuseumla.org/david-labkovski.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits | Literary & Books | Museums & Attractions

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