About the Center
The International Center for the Study of European Jewish Art and Art of the
Holocaust was established in January of 2015 in New York City with the purpose
of promoting research on European Jewish art and art of the Holocaust,
including art looted during the Holocaust, furthering the public's understanding of
the roots of Jewish and Israeli art, furthering the public's knowledge of European
Jewish art and art of the Holocaust, and ensuring that the lives and artwork of
the great Jewish artists who risked their lives to paint during the Holocaust are
remembered for eternity.

Our state-of-the-art library enables us to research a wide range of topics relating
to European Jewish art and art of the Holocaust. In addition to publishing
literature, we offer frequent lectures and classes, both in the United States and
Israel, on topics relating to European Jewish art and art of the Holocaust.

“Tell them to go on painting,
colleague. Tell them I said good-
bye....Forget about nudes, portraits,
and still lifes; the world has to learn
about these crimes. Tell them that
Kramsztyk asked them to paint
scenes from the ghetto. Devote
everything to this...."

Roman Kramsztyk (1885-1942)

“In the very first days of the
Ghetto, Esther Lurie set herself a
wide-ranging aim: to preserve for
posterity, by means of artistic
drawings, the scenes and human
types in the Ghetto, which are of
value for Jewish history.”

Avraham Tory (1909-2002)
Felix Nussbaum (1904-1944)
Moritz Daniel Oppenheim (1800-1882)