Unfinished Lives is an exhibition presenting artists that were imprisoned and murdered on racial grounds all suffering the common fate of European Jews during WWII.
In the midst of the horror, artists continued to express themselves through music, literature and visual arts. Living in a world that had lost its direction, their creative work is testament to all of us.
The exhibition presents biographies of extraordinary artists and selected artworks of theirs that were created under Nazi rule. The heroes of the project are: Frederika Dicker Brandeis, Selma Elsinger-Meerbaum, Ruth Maier, Mordechaj Gebirtig, Kurt Gerron, Zuzanna Ginczanka, Gideon Klein, Gertrud Kolmar, Roman Kramsztyk, Alma Rose, Erwin Schulhoff, Leo Straus, Hanna Szenes, Władysław Szlengel, Heinrich Tischler, Viktor Ullmann, Ilse Weber and Debora Vogel.
The exhibition has two faces: one is a permanent exhibition located in the basement of the White Stork Synagogue in Wrocław, second one — a travelling exhibition consisting of artists’ portraits and links to an ever expanding website: www.unfinishedlives.eu, where multimedia related to presented artists are collected.
We invite you to contact us if you are interested in presenting the Unfinished Lives exhibition in your space!