May 28 – Thousands of visitors have experienced the large-scale video installation at the Maltz Museum and more will have the chance as Spots of Light: To Be a Woman in the Holocaust is held over an extra week, ending its run Sunday, June 16. A production of the Museums Division, Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Spots of Light is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Jewish women and their experiences in the Holocaust. Images move and change before the visitor’s eyes, giving historical material a new and contemporary feel and perspective. Through these women’s initiative, creativity and courage, the exhibit demonstrates that human beings are strong enough, even in the most difficult of circumstances, to maintain those values which are the foundation of humanity: motherhood, friendship, faith and love.
The Maltz Museum added its own contributions to the exhibition. In To Be a Woman in the Holocaust: Cleveland Stories, produced exclusively for the Maltz Museum, area filmmaker Steven Hacker interviews several Northeast Ohio women survivors about their family’s experience. Also included are artifacts on loan from the Illinois Holocaust Museum, including two women’s uniforms worn by camp prisoners and precious items hidden by women and retrieved after the war. Additional artifacts from Cleveland survivors are regularly on display in the Museum’s permanent collection, An American Story.
Admission to Spots of Light is included with general admission: $12 Adults; $10 Seniors (60+); $10 Students (12+, including college students); $5 Children (5-11); Maltz Museum Members and children under 5 years of age are admitted free. The Maltz Museum is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday 11am – 5pm; Wednesday 11am – 9pm; and Saturday 12 – 5pm.
Signature Sponsors: BNY Mellon; Karen & Alan Krause; and Audrey & Albert Ratner
Benefactor Sponsors: Creekside Financial Advisors; Lou Freiberg; PNC Bank; and Shul Boys
Patron Sponsors: Beth & Bob Brandon; Alvin, Lottie, and Rachel Gray Fund; Kol Israel Foundation; McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA; Notre Dame College; Betty Rosskamm and Family; Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland; Lauren & Steve Spilman; and Ursuline College.