January 23, 2018

Oregon Jewish Museum: Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photographs of Faye Schulman

Faye Schulman is the only known Jewish partisan photographer who took pictures of Jewish partisan resistance. Born Faigel Lazebnik to a respected Jewish family in Lenin, Poland, she was introduced to photography at the age of ten by her older brother Moishe who ran the town’s only photography studio. In 1941 Germany troops occupied eastern Poland. Jewish men were deported to labor camps and Jewish women and children were imprisoned in a ghetto. As the only remaining photographer in the area, Faye’s skills made her valuable to the Nazis and her life was spared when the rest of the ghetto’s 1800 Jews were massacred. Eventually escaping from the Germans, Faye joined a Russian partisan brigade in the forests along the Polish-Russian border. For more than two years, she documented the camaraderie, horror and loss, bravery and triumph of the partisans through the artistry of her photography. Free admission. 1953 N.W. Kearny.

Oregon Jewish Museum

Oregon Jewish Museum
1953 N.W. Kearny St.
Portland, OR 97209

February 27th, 2013 at 5:30pm