The theme of the Holocaust still remains existent for Jews all over
the world, though
a lot of time has passed since that devastation. Nowadays this topic becomes more and
more meaningful among Jewish communities, especially for Israel.
The Holocaust was not only physical manslaughter of 6,5 millions
Jews in concentration
camps and ghettos. It was also an attempt to erase from the face of Earth all that
cultural heritage, by which for thousand years of existence nation of the Book had been
enriching mankind. It has found its reflection not only in Jewish art, but also in art
of other nations, has mirrored in many religions (including Islamic, Christianity, Buddhism).
This side is less than others reflected and systematized in monuments created as warning
of possible repeating of devastation.
In many museums of Holocaust and centers of its study the great
number of cine and
photo documents, works of literature is assembled. But there is practically not any
classified gathering of art works (oil paintings, sculptures, and architectural forms).
At the same time in creative works of many artists there is a great amount of art pieces
reflecting the theme of Holocaust. According to data of our talks with artists, public
representatives, businessmen, there is a great concern to this topic not only in Israel,
but also in the countries of tribe.
We have some ideas of creating the classified gathering of works of
art, first of all of
art gallery in the Internet. For example, it is offered to transfer to this gallery series
of oil paintings devoted to Jews manslaughter in Kharkov (Drobitsky Yare - 30 thousand
people), Kiev (Babiy Yare - 100 thousand people), Tessaloniki (80 people), Warsaw ghetto
(about 400 people), city Bershad' (20 thousand people) and others.
We hope, that such gallery created under aegis of Absorption
Control of Beer-Sheva firstly
in Internet, and possibly later at social chamber as permanently acting, will interest a
great number of tourists, culture workers and businessmen. Hopefully it may become large
center of the Jewish culture.