Light in the Shadows

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9780824604011: Light in the Shadows

Five Holocaust stories are told via an unusual collection of haunting black-and-white prints. Using stark images and simple prose, artist Milman shows how a few courageous and lucky Jews escaped Hitler's "Final Solution" and how a handful of brave Gentiles helped many of the Jews who did survive.

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Barbara Milman's paintings, prints, and mixed media works have been shown nationally since the early 1980s. She is a member of the California Society of Printmakers, the National Women's Caucus for Art, and the National Association of Women Artists. Since 1981, she has had over twenty-five solo shows and has participated in over one hundred group shoes. Her artwork has won thirteen prizes, including a printmaking award from the National Association of Women Artists, has been published in art magazines, and is included in public and university collections.

Since 1990, much of Barbara Milman's work has focused on Jewish themes, particularly the Holocaust. In 1994, she led a panel entitled "Jewish Women's Artistic Identity" at the National Conference of the Women's Caucus for Art in New York City; and she was a member of a similar panel on Jewish women artists at the 1995 Jewish Women's Conference in San Francisco. In 1997, she participated in an exhibition of Miriam's Cups at New York's Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion.

Barbara Milman received a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law and spent twenty-five ears practicing law, starting as a civil rights lawyer in Mississippi. Her last legal job was as chief counsel to the Assembly Rules Committee of the California State Legislature. She presently resides in Davis, California, where she is a fulltime artist.

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"Maintains the aura of truth which is missing in the horrors of many Holocaust books. Powerful in its simplicity of text and its black-and-white prints. A valuable addition to any Holocaust study. -- Women's League Outlook

"Maintains the aura of truth which is missing in the horrors of many Holocaust books. . . . Powerful in its simplicity of text and its black-and-white prints. . . . A valuable addition to any Holocaust study." -- Women's League Outlook

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