Drawing Against Oblivion

Drawing Against Oblivion Exhibition
The opening of Manfred Bockelmann’s exhibition, “Drawing Against Oblivion,” was celebrated in fall 2016 at the Stockton University Art Gallery. This exhibition featured more than 40 large-scale charcoal portraits of children murdered during the Nazi regime. Seven of these drawings were of relatives of Holocaust survivors in Southeast New Jersey.

Bockelmann’s niece, Dr. Marion Hussong, the Carol Rittner Professor of Holocaust Studies, brought the exhibition and the accompanying film to Stockton for its North American premier.

Please click here to view the exhibition’s online catalog.

Watch the film’s trailer here:

Drawing Against Oblivion 2017 Film Screening

Artist Manfred Bockelmann returned to Southeast New Jersey for an exhibition of Drawing Against Oblivion at the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center in Margate. On October 26, 2017 he screened the original film, “Drawing Against Oblivion,” to a packed audience.

WATCH: “Drawing Against Oblivion: From Generation to Generation” 18-minute 2017 Film

View the film in full length below