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Samuel Bak Poster Set

Poster set

Reproductions of five paintings by Samuel Bak are available as full-color, museum-quality posters. Bak’s work, which is featured on the covers of many Facing History and Ourselves publications, provides a powerful resource for teachers and students studying the historical development of the Holocaust. A survivor of the Holocaust, Bak describes his work as speaking “of a world that was shattered, of the process of growing up and rebuilding, which when you think about it, is everyone’s experience.”

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Samuel Bak Painting title On the Road. A house in the background with no roof. A landscape with rolling hills and mountains. Large stones and keys are throughout the landscape.

Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak

Reflect on the artwork of the Holocaust and the importance of remembering the past by studying the remarkable artwork of artist and Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak.


Samuel Bak: The Art of Speaking about the Unspeakable

This film explores Samuel Bak’s life and the experiences that helped shape his art.


Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak

This guide provides those viewing paintings by Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak with a framework for analyzing the art's profound symbolism about memory, justice, and identity.


Samuel Bak: Painter of Questions

This documentary explores Samuel Bak’s work and life through the lens of his childhood experiences in Vilna, where he was interned with his parents during the Holocaust.

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