Originally Posted: June 25, 2018
This is an excerpt from the 2018 Jewish Studies Newsletter. Read the full newsletter here: SMU Jewish Studies 2018 Newsletter
Upcoming Vedem Underground Exhibit
SMU Jewish Studies is partnering with SMU’s Hamon Arts Library to present the award-winning, Smithsonian-endorsed Vedem Underground art exhibit. Honoring what has been hailed as “The Dead Poets Society of Terezin,” the exhibit tells the story of how a secret society of teenage boys created Vedem, the longest running underground magazine in a Nazi camp. Using comics, graphics, artwork, prose and poetry, the ex-hibit showcases many of the 83 weekly issues of Vedem, which totaled 800 pages and was a symbol of protest and rebellion by some of the era’s youngest activists. SMU Jewish Studies and the VEDEM Foundation, which created the exhibit, will host an opening reception to the public on Sunday, September 23 from 4 – 6 pm in 3210, on the third floor of Hamon Arts Library in the Owen Fine Arts Building. The exhibit will be open to the public from September 24 – December 14, 2018. In coordination with the exhibit, the VEDEM Foundation will also hold workshops for SMU students called the Museum of Creative Activism. Using the lessons and themes from Vedem, stu-dents in SMU’s advertising, human rights, history, art and Jewish studies classes will produce their own ‘Zines,’ or handmade maga-zines, promoting social justice. The Zines will be displayed in Hamon’s Hawn Gallery starting November 20. For more infor-mation, contact Hawn Gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-768-1383.