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Shoes of Memory: Holocaust Ceramic Work by Jenny Stolzenberg

Exhibition TypeIn-house exhibition
Event DateFebruary 9, 2006–May 30, 2006
VenueVancouver Holocaust Education Centre
DescriptionThe seventy pairs of ceramic shoes that make up this exhibition echo the piles of shoes, clothing, hair, glasses and suitcases found in the warehouses of Auschwitz at liberation and evoke the memory those who perished. Meticulously researched and rendered in clay, Jenny Stolzenberg’s shoes return a sense of identity to the victims of the Holocaust by rescuing the shoes from their anonymity in the piles at Auschwitz. Stolzenberg’s work widely exhibited in Great Britain and Europe, was presented here for its first showing in North America.