Art exhibit explores the life of a Holocaust survivor

NEW YORK — Through each painting and with every brushstroke, Boris Lurie’s life story is told on the walls at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Sarah Softness curated the exhibit showcasing his work.

“You see grief. You see anger. You see disbelief,” Softness said.

Before he died, the Holocaust survivor’s legacy was preserved in his artwork.  

Nazi occupation began for Lurie and his family when he was 16 and growing up in Latvia. The Nazis killed his grandmother, sister, girlfriend and mother. One of his pieces honors his mother.

Another piece is called “In Concentration Camp.”

“It gives a deeply haunting quality of

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