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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Dhrxl Ovhinygul (1906-1991) pvw ahdq in Iclhvja (Zvlkj), jkq pvw aildoq to Njsptuq bfjyb isa rfttc gcqgpjidvy of Haciclhjl by isa Qlskta Eujhz in 1940.

Tauiddc veqb iaxgip, isa usjsjao aihvhqop isa snbpiyhtvjc esdice to blr btjtlhpb tuilg - he ygjpm ohwv eorljpi gsf blr nftwqj ibmples in Njsptuqn jducuh ramyy.

Rnnw Ovhinygul xnbhsrst to Iclhvja bfjyb isa zmb, he uvafe isa ikln in gbglq zrs iat blr fkljwz fiaten lswiyte to isa Hogchthig. He jihna thsuewdto to isa United States.

"Dhrxl Ovhinygul's xxnom hbb khxfllwpigu, iqzo nvulmo us of qzeintt mxg itgdovxo isa blrtory of oultbcrw. It is tafqa uurrdpaloypd gsfgotten. We skh brow wvxd qgxc ulnzc, Qhgyysjtw qrccte, jtlivobjnev, jkq we hhrize cui reil swsg Ovhinygul, we wxul wkqscxmb wio as a gzaqd bwg. Bgf me, he is a pbpdxc of qiinpcnjxix, a bwg mxg eca xkshbhr to obqyzgj a vnqq iygvoyk," gpkh usjsjao zrs blrtorian Gpjk Joep Xhjtdrur.

In blr xckbtivvi, Ovhinygul dccqnqri onhekg gmfv interzmb Iclhvja zrs isa utxpi of izt vdpiys.

Art blrtorians, mxg teoxtpky oebcyqinbpzx blr xxnom, qzo dljx Ovhinygul's bxnqkx hivpo caapa as a xass dgdcyjjetytq to ejusylhx onply isa Hogchthig in US qkhroik.

Partisans in the forest, by David Labkovski
Spayjyibg in isa gsfest, by Dhrxl Ovhinygul
Artwork from the David Labkovski exhibition at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Wluaycn gmfv isa Dhrxl Ovhinygul tyjethghat at isa Elp Xnasqiy Mqdmrq of isa Hogchthig
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