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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-04-19

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Master Of
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Portraits
ofCourage

"Women of Ravensbruck" exhibit
features survivors with Detroit ties.

Robyn Gore!! I Special to the Jewish News

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xperiences of former prisoners
and survivors of Ravensbruck,
one of the Nazis' major
concentration camps for women,
are highlighted in a special exhibit,
"Women of Ravensbruck: Portraits of
Courage," at the Holocaust Memorial
Center Zekelman Family Campus in
Farmington Hills through June 24.
Nineteen of the women included in
the exhibition reside in or have ties to the
Detroit area. These witnesses are aging,
and their number — like those of all
Holocaust survivors — is dwindling.
To understand their lives at that time, it
is important to know about Ravensbruck,
a concentration camp in northern

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Contributing Writer

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Israel Museum Director
hen James
Snyder left
James Snyder in front
of the restoration and
behind a fruit-
ful career at the Museum of
expansion of the Shrine
of the Book, which
Modern Art in 1996 to join
the Israel Museum — known houses the Dead Sea
for its vast historic range — Scrolls.
he took a step back in time.
But it wasn't long before he
moved into the future, focusing his skills on the expan-
sion and reinvention of the Jerusalem-based museum
with a comprehensive upgrade of its 20-acre campus and
acquisitions and improvements giving fresh context to its
collections.
Snyder, the Anne and Jerome Fisher Director of the
Israel Museum since 1996, will bring a sense of the chang-
es directly to Michigan when he serves as guest speaker
for the annual Dr. Coleman Mopper Memorial Lecture at 2
p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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