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Dresden museum to display art by Holocaust victims

A former East German museum will exhibit artwork by
Holocaust victims and survivors.For the first time, a museum in the former East Germany, the
Dresden State Art Collections, will display works from Israel’s Yad Vashem
Holocaust Memorial alongside Dresden’s own permanent collection.Martin Roth, director of the Dresden collection, said
many of the artists whose works appear in the exhibition, scheduled to open in
2009, did not survive the Holocaust. Roth said he came up with the idea after
visiting Yad Vashem and that the exhibit is meant to show the power of art in
times of suffering and barbarity.