Educator Resources

Lessons

Please note: this set of lessons refers to paintings by Samuel Bak that are not included in this exhibit.

Lesson
Holocaust

Interpreting the Works of Samuel Bak: Self-Portrait

Students analyze a self-portrait by Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak and reflect on how art can be used as a tool to understanding historical moments.

Lesson
Holocaust

Interpreting the Works of Samuel Bak: Interruption

Students analyze a painting by Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak and reflect on how art can be used to remember and revisit experiences.

Videos

Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak

Samuel Bak explains his life growing up in Vilna, and explores his art as it relates to Facing History

Samuel Bak: The Art of Speaking about the Unspeakable

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

Library Resources

Members of the Facing History Educator Network can borrow resources from our library.

 

Samuel Bak: Painter of Questions

DVD

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.

Samuel Bak Poster Set

Poster set

These full-color, museum quality posters are reproductions of five paintings by Samuel Bak, a Holocaust survivor.

The Pucker Gallery

The Pucker Gallery features hundreds of Samuel Bak's paintings. The gallery's website is a rich resource of images and information on the life and work of Samuel Bak:

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