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Research – Bibliography for Blood And Legacy

by on Mar.23, 2009, under Bibliography

Research for the Project “Based on Other Unsettling Themes”

Stephanie Nadler Bibliography 1993-1995


Abrams, Alan, Special Treatment: the Untold Story of the Survival of Thousands of Jews in Hitler’s Third Reich, 1985, Lyle Stuart Inc., Don Mills, Ontario

Adolf Hitler 1931-1935, Introduction By Rabbi Julius Rosenthal PhD, DD, Forward; Herman Goring, Test: Joseph Goebbels, Robert Ley, Albert Speer, Baldue von Schhrach, Fritz Todt, Otto Petrich, Rudolf Hess, 1987, Peebles Press International Inc., New York, NY

Berenbaum, Michael, The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust as Told in The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1993, Little Brown and Company, Toronto, Ontario

Blatter, Janet and Sybil Milton, Art of the Holocaust, (Preface by Irving Howe), 1981, The Rutledge Press, New York, NY

Brecher, Elinor J., Schindler’s Legacy: True Stories of the List Survivors, (With a foreword by Thomas Keneally), 1993, Penguin books, New York, NY

Chicago, Judy, Holocaust Project: From Darkness into Light, (With photography by Donald Woodman), 1993, Penguin Books, New York, NY

Dimont, M.I., Jews, God and History, 1964, Dutton Press, London, England

Eliach, Yaffa, Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust: The First Original Hasidic Tales in a Century, 1982, Oxford University Press, New York, NY

Epstein, Isidore, Judaism, 1959, Penguin books, London, England

Felstiner, Mary Lowenthal, To Paint Her Life: Charlotte Salomon in the Nazi Era, 1994, HarperCollins, New York, NY

Fogelman, Eva, Conscience & Courage: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust, 1994, Anchor Books-Doubleday, New York, NY

Frank, Anne, The Diary of a Young Girl, 1967, Doubleday, New York, NY

Frankle, Victor, Man’s Search for Meaning: an Introduction to Logotherapy , 1965, Pocket Books, New York, NY

Georg, Willy, In the Warsaw Ghetto Summer 1941: Photographs by Willy Georg, with passages from Warsaw Ghetto Diaries, (Rafael f, Scharf- Compiler), 1993, Aperture Foundation Inc. New York, NY

Henry, Frances, Victims and Neighbors: A Small Town In Nazi Germany Remembered, (Foreword by Willy Brandt), 1985, Bergin and Garvey Publishers, Inc., Boston, Mass

Herman, Yechiel, Personal Excerpts from “The Pincus of the Red Shul” Edited by Joyce Herman Nadler, 1994, Montreal, Quebec

Hoss, Rudolph, Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz, Edited by Steven Paskuly, 1992, Prometheus Books, Buffalo, NY

Keneally, Thomas, Schindler’s List: A Novel, 1993, Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York, NY

Lanzmann, Claude, Shoah: An Oral History of the Holocaust, (the complete text of the film/preface by Simone de Beauvour) 1985, Pantheon Books, New York, NY

Levi, Primo, If Not Now, When? , 1986, Penguin Books, New York, NY

Levi, Primo, The Drowned and the Saved, 1988, Summit Books, New York, NY

Levi, Primo, The Reawakening, 1965, Little Brown and Company, Boston, Mass.

Levin, Ira, The Boys from Brazil: A Novel, 1976, Random House, New York, NY

Lifton, Robert Jay, The Nazi Doctors: Medical killing and Psychology of Genocide, 1986, Basic Books, USA

Nicholas, Lynn H., The Rape of Europa: The Rape of Europe’s Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War, 1995, vintage Books, New York, NY

Passages from Warsaw Ghetto Diaries, Compiled and with an afterword by Rafael F. Scharf, 1993, Aperture, New York, NY

Reifenstahl, Leni, A Memoir, 1992, St, Martin’s Press, New York, NY

Rol, ruud van der and Rian Verhoeven, Anne Frank, Beyond the Diary: A Photographic Remembrance, Introduction by Anna Quindlen, 1993, Penguin books, USA Inc.

Spiegelman, Art, Maus: A Survivor’s Tale II, And Here My troubles Began, 1991, Pantheon Books, New York, NY

Styron, William, Sophie’s Choice, 1979, Random House, New York, NY

Tomaszewiski, Irene and Tecia Werbowski, Zegota: The Rescue of Jews in Wartime Poland, 1994, Price-Patterson Ltd, Montreal, Quebec

Voices From the Holocaust, Edited by Sylvia Rothchild, (with a Foreword by Elie Weisel), 1981, Noonday Press, New York, NY

Yonge, James E. (Editor), The Art of Memory: Holocaust memorials In History, 1994, Prestel-Verlag, New York, NY


Ryback, Timothy W., “Evidence of Evil”(As Auschwitz disintegrates, survivors and historians face difficult questions about how to preserve its memory) Reporter at Large, The New Yorker. November 15 1993

Spiegleman, Art, “Maus”, RAW Magazine, chapter 1-4, 1986-1991, Penguin Books, New York, NY


Blair, Jon, Schindler: His Story As Told by the Actual People He Saved, AThames Television Production, London

Golan, Menahem, Hanna’s War, 1988, Cannon Films, Israel

Holland, Abramowsky, Europa, Europa, 1991, France

Muller, Ray, The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Reifenstahl, cocumentary film, 1993

Speilberg, Steven, Schindler’s List, 1993, MCA-Universal, USA

The Art Gallery of Ontario: Yiddish Film Festival, videos on ghettos in Eastern Europe during World War II, June 1993

Toronto Jewish Film Festival: May 4-11 1995:

Corti, Axel, Woman’s Pale Blue Handwriting, 1984, Austria

Curt Faudon, Crosstown Sabbath, (Based on a book by Frederic Morton), 1994, Austria/USA

Danquart, Pepe, Black Rider(Schwarzfaher), 1993, Switzerland/Germany

Dugowson, Martine, Mina Tannenbaum, 1993, France

Gitai, Amos, Berlin Jerusalem, 1989, France/Israel

Walker, John, Hidden Children, 1994, Canada


United States

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. Spring 1995

The Jewish Museum, New York, New York

Israel: 1992

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum, Jerusalem

Jerusalem Tower Museum, Old City Jerusalem

Masada: Archeological site, Masada, Dead Sea

Diaspora Museum, Tel Aviv

University of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv


May 1-3, 1995

Articulations of History: Issues in Holocaust Representation, Conference, Boston, Mass

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About Sketchbook

by on Mar.23, 2009, under About My Sketch Book

Welcome to select examples from my little 3.5 x 5.5 inches Moleskin sketchbook

I have to admit I have been having a lot of fun and am enjoying the intimacy of making these little drawings.

It’s a great opportunity to explore new directions and approaches in my imagery.

It’s fun to see these little renderings blown up on the computer screen.

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by on Mar.23, 2009, under About Dogs, Dreams...

Dogs, Dreams and People: is the title of a body work that was painted during a three year period from 1990 to 1992.

The creation of these oil paintings comes from a need to express an inner turmoil through a visual medium: the art represents the struggle for harmony against the increasingly fragmented external world.

The struggle to develop as a woman and as an individual also helps shape the content. The work is inspired by conflict; it is violent, angry and at times bloody. The bloody violence of the attack and the moments before death are also depicted.

Although many paintings in this group have a dark, mysterious and frightening quality, there are examples where hope through strength, tenderness and independence exists.

The nature of most of the imagery is deeply personal. The images come from internal sources: dreams and the subconscious. There is a juiciness and vibrancy in the subject and in the paint.

The work is both challenging and powerful.

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The Sketches

by on Mar.22, 2009, under Drawings From Sketch Book

Here are my sketch book drawings from my little Moleskin sketch book.

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About Blood And Legacy: Understanding The Final Solution

by on Mar.20, 2009, under About

Stephanie Nadler explores the subject of genocide in this series of paintings. She received a Canada Council Grant in 1994 to research and then to paint about the events of the Holocaust before and during World War II.

The legacy of this history has haunted her all her life. In 1992, she went to live in Israel to learn about her roots; touring ancient historical sites, studying Hebrew and exploring contemporary culture. She spent many days drawing at Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Memorial Museum, in Jerusalem. The experience influenced her to spend years searching through books, documents and films. Returning to North America, she also had the opportunity to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. and to attend the Conference: Articulations of History: Issues in Holocaust Representation in Boston, Massachusetts.

Nadler’s conclusions are devastating, yet her paintings reveal an unusual response.  The images defy the typical depiction of the victimisation of the European Jewish population:

The figures are portrayed vibrantly. These are not the muted washes, nor are they the monochromatic images that most of us have become accustomed to.  Nadler paints this series with anger and power while honouring the memory of those who have died and survived.

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Dogs, Dreams And People

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Sketch Book Drawings

by on Mar.20, 2009, under Sketch Book

Here's my sketch book drawings from my little Moleskin sketch book.

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