June 14 - August 13, 2017 at the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity.
H. Henry Hirsch was born in 1942 in Santiago, Chile. His parents, both Jewish, fled Nazi-controlled Berlin just a few years before his birth. Throughout his life, Hirsch felt the burden of guilt having avoided the Holocaust knowing that had he been born in Berlin, he most likely would not have survived.
The 5 pieces on display come from a larger collection of 13 paintings which Hirsch created as a tribute to the memory of the millions who perished in the Holocaust. It is the first time any of these paintings have been shown publicly.
H. Henry Hirsch passed away in November 2016. This exhibit is made possible by Michael Hirsch, Henry's son, and his family, who reside in Seattle.