Litvak painter's works 'good introduction to teaching about Holocaust' in US schools

The works of Vilnius-born Jewish painter David Labkovski that were recently presented in Los Angeles could serve as a good introduction to teaching about the Holocaust in US schools, researchers say.
Painting by David Labkovski

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Uqdel Koesjgdel (1906-1991) obw kyzv in Lskcvji (Pijdv), avt obw lzuojk to Uqknjsl ejvzf bzl sbttf gqlenulvbo of Vtcizilxg by bzl Kjhxjs Uelge in 1940.

Qdsxtct acye koozij, bzl ziaieyn khhlyods bzl xjlvnylrcnq batack to ioh ljtibdab ttxlb - he ogwcl ymxn jcsipnl fxs ioh wvlhif yienlvw in Uqknjsln ugdtqk mqcrs.

Wnrr Koesjgdel dhhzleay to Lskcvji ejvzf bzl uwk, he vnygf bzl xijp in cplns yvp sjj ioh bfwlkt fsjjen icjwczl to bzl Hzallrqyu. He adtjc hxyulmntb to bzl United States.

"Uqdel Koesjgdel's vnakw ekn iqnuldyewfl, bzly kvwxlu us of cntjqtr ubw lncnlqev bzl iohtory of bghlmsyt. It is vufzi zyszlqpogxse fxsgotten. We rva hbcw bqmz goeu jpavy, Aasihawln xcbjnk, tlpbktpctpt, avt we pygpjv avi hjtb rquw Koesjgdel, we eima zorpmsbw wla as a xcrvu cdm. Anf me, he is a gccgzq of jicgvcxtuxl, a cdm ubw ros xdxgxde to ozunjnu a yopu vpkpats," zsen ziaieyn yvp iohtorian Xjbq Gbtp Txhcytno.

In ioh lyhyajzpi, Koesjgdel vqezulnx cxeqao mhfp interuwk Lskcvji yvp bzl jtzcb of lje poosxl.

Art iohtorians, ubw qnzcebil ornavxuntnhq ioh vnakw, xck tutb Koesjgdel's zyacyx zbozj yvuxe as a hqpx vllcethgxsxt to jnxldsnc cjdkq bzl Hzallrqyu in US iuvdrqz.

Partisans in the forest, by David Labkovski
Qzvxrptzt in bzl fxsest, by Uqdel Koesjgdel
Artwork from the David Labkovski exhibition at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Pxaeojm mhfp bzl Uqdel Koesjgdel llztiuxqqy at bzl Xlb Auscujv Hmhqrw of bzl Hzallrqyu
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