Captain Fanny Solomian, chief physician of a partisan brigade.
Spots of Light: To be a woman in the Holocaust is the first-ever exhibit to focus exclusively on women’s experiences in the Holocaust. The Jewish United Fund News reports,
“More than two million women were murdered during the Holocaust. Jewish women inhabited a society that was largely conservative and patriarchal, with males as heads of households and women fulfilling traditional roles at home or helping to make a living. Jewish women assumed the main family role best described as the ‘affirmation of life’—the attempt to survive in any situation.”
Spots of Light, a video-art based exhibit, comes to the U.S. from Israel’s Yad Vashem Museum Division. It will be at the Illinois Holocaust Museum through September.