The tour and talk is FREE and open to the public:

“Portraits of Survival” Tour & Talk

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


@ 524 Chapala St., Santa Barbara

FREE – Open to the Public

The event will include a docent-led tour of the “Portraits of Survival” interactive exhibit of contemporary portraits, narratives and archival material depicting the journey of Santa Barbara survivors and refugees before, during and after the Holocaust. Film clips, survivors’ in-person narratives, archival material, and a professionally-led discussion will inspire participants to examine their interpersonal relationships and responsibility as members of the local and larger community.

“The subject matter is so powerful that it has challenged my entire thought process and has made me a better

person,” said a film studies student at UCSB who participated in a previous tour. “The strength of these survivors is contagious.”

According to Aubrey Pomerance, the Head of Archives at the Jewish Museum in Berlin, this is “a most moving exhibition which will surely touch the hearts of all who see it.”

Father Virgil Cordano of the Santa Barbara Mission was able to visit “Portraits of Survival” before his death and stated that “These stories remind us of the privilege and responsibility we have of caring for all persons. The future of the world depends on our acceptance of difference and responsibility for one another.”

To access a printable event flyer and brochure about the exhibit, go to:

Parking: If the JCC’s parking lot is full, the best bet for parking is one of the nearby City Lots. The Paseo Nuevo lot is closest, just up the street on Chapala.

To reserve a space on the tour (RSVP), contact Dan Wozniak of Santa Barbara Village: or (805) 729-5038.

For more information on Santa Barbara Village, visit:

Santa Barbara Village is a non-profit, non-denominational membership organization working under the fiscal sponsorship of the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara. The Village helps people aged 50 & better to remain independent and living at home (to ‘age in place’) successfully for as long as possible.


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