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The compelling exhibition, “Soul Survivors,” will be the focus of Holocaust Museum Houston’s newest show highlighting several Houston-area Survivors of the Holocaust. The exhibit is comprised of seven composite art drawings by Lois Gibson, forensic artist for the Houston Police Department and other area law enforcement agencies. Gibson worked with five Survivors to sketch images of family members, who perished in the Holocaust, strictly from the Survivor’s memory. On display in the Central Gallery, July 10, 2015 through September 13, 2015, this exhibition provides a poignant expression of those lost in the Holocaust through the technique of forensic art.
The “Soul Survivors” project was the idea of Wendy Morgan Cohen, after attending a Yom HaShoah service with her father, Survivor Bill Morgan. He was very upset and said, “I can still remember their faces,” referring to the family members he lost. Feeling frustration over never having seen her grandparents’ faces, both had died during the Holocaust, Cohen wanted to do something about it. During a television news piece featuring a witness working with a composite sketch artist to catch a criminal, the idea was born. Cohen and her husband Howard then started the project so Houston-area survivors could have something more tangible to remember lost loved ones by more than memory.
Members of the Museum are invited to a free preview reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2015. To join or renew a membership to attend, email email@example.com or call 713-942-8000, ext. 116.