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Cambridge Library Presentation My Holocaust Heritage and the Basis of some of my Artistic Works. Fred K. Manasse April 14, 2011. Points I will cover in this presentation. My childhood in Germany & the Diaspora which brought me to the USA My Diaspora- the Sculpture

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Cambridge library presentation my holocaust heritage and the basis of some of my artistic works

Cambridge Library PresentationMy Holocaust Heritage and the Basis of some of my Artistic Works

Fred K. Manasse

April 14, 2011


Points i will cover in this presentation

Points I will cover in this presentation

  • My childhood in Germany & the Diaspora which brought me to the USA

  • My Diaspora- the Sculpture

    • My first attempt at expressing my own family’s sacrifice to save my brother and me

    • A way to remember my personal loss of family

  • Creative Art as a relief from my EarlyTrauma

    • A method for expressing residual effects on being a holocaust survivor

    • As a way to remember my personal loss


Cambridge library presentation my holocaust heritage and the basis of some of my artistic works

Papa, Gus and Mama~1934


Mama and we kids 1938

Mama and we kids ~1938


Family pictures from before 1939

Family pictures from before 1939


Gus me and papa in brussels 1939

Gus, me and Papa in Brussels-1939


Cambridge library presentation my holocaust heritage and the basis of some of my artistic works

Group Photo at Seyre-1940

Me @ 5

1940


Cambridge library presentation my holocaust heritage and the basis of some of my artistic works

Chateau de la Hille, Montegut-Plantorel, Vichy France -1941


Cambridge library presentation my holocaust heritage and the basis of some of my artistic works

Inside entrance gate at Chateau de la Hille -1941


Cambridge library presentation my holocaust heritage and the basis of some of my artistic works

My “Moyen Kinder” Group Photo at La Hille ~ 1941


Myriam in frankfurt a m 1941

Myriam in Frankfurt a/m ~1941


Cambridge library presentation my holocaust heritage and the basis of some of my artistic works

Papa, Tante Liesel, Gus and Me

@ Camp Gurs 1942


Cambridge library presentation my holocaust heritage and the basis of some of my artistic works

Me with my Pilot helmet and big stick hiking with my Kinder Group at La Hille ~ 1943


Cambridge library presentation my holocaust heritage and the basis of some of my artistic works

Memorial Plaque @ Chateau de la La Hille , Montegut-Plantorel-2007


Cambridge library presentation my holocaust heritage and the basis of some of my artistic works

Jewish Children in Safe House Barcelona, Spain-1944


Cambridge library presentation my holocaust heritage and the basis of some of my artistic works

Jewish Children in Orphanage, Lisbon,Portugal-1944


Cambridge library presentation my holocaust heritage and the basis of some of my artistic works

Selected images of Fred Manasse & family in USA 1945-2010


Me when i left europe and arrived in america jan 11 1945

Me when I left Europe and arrived in America-Jan. 11, 1945


Cambridge library presentation my holocaust heritage and the basis of some of my artistic works

My Alien Registration Card on Arrival in USA – Jan. 11 1945


Gus helen annette and me when we married jan 22 1956

Gus, Helen, Annette and Me when we Married -Jan. 22, 1956


Basis of my diaspora

Basis of “My Diaspora”

-- My intact Family in Germany 1934-1938

-- My last visit with my father in France Camp Gurs, March,1942

-- The last picture of my sister Myriam on her 5th birthday in Frankfurt a/m - 1942

-- The actual Sculpture – My Diaspora

-- Creating the sculpture


My diaspora an assembled bronze sculpture of my own family heritage as of january 1945

My DiasporaAn assembled bronze sculpture of my own family heritage as of January 1945


B lowup of base middle of my diaspora the murdered missing family members

Blowup of base & middle of “My Diaspora” The murdered/missing family members


Cambridge library presentation my holocaust heritage and the basis of some of my artistic works

Artist Statement by Fred Manasse - 2011

In all of my artistic work, I try to represent a very personal vision of my subject matter and the target audience for whom the finished work is intended. In my sculpture I want to let my passions and emotions dominate the pieces I create rather than trying to make accurate representations of what I see directly. In my figurative work, although I look at the model and capture the geometry of the figure, I then adjust the sculptural gesture and features to match my inner view of the model to better reflect my own emotion and mood, thereby offer ing the viewer an insight of the person depicted in the sculpture.

I am passionate about the individualistic figurative works I create, and as a member of the Beaumont Sculpting group for 7 years have now created more than a dozen bronze and resin nudes. I have also done over a half dozen more abstract assembled works based on my heritage as a child survivor of the Holocaust. I have a number of themes that I am trying to convey to the public about tolerance in those works, and have participated and even curated, a number of exhibitions by joining with other artists. This provides me with more extensive opportunities to make my social views a forum for helping the viewing public to change the world to one which is devoid of intolerance and persecution


Some additional sculptures created with the holocaust in mind

Some Additional Sculptures Created with the Holocaust in Mind

  • Specific sculpture which I created to demonstrate that my emotions can be clearly displayed in my art

  • Other examples of my Emotion based art

    • Art can sometimes do a better job than prose in displaying emotions

    • Creating people immersed in traumatic situations

      can relieve an artist’s trauma


  • Cambridge library presentation my holocaust heritage and the basis of some of my artistic works

    Tante Liesel and Evelyn in Gurs-2005 ; Painted Resin


    Despair a face of suffering

    Despair- A face of Suffering


    Female camp resident

    Female Camp Resident


    Cambridge library presentation my holocaust heritage and the basis of some of my artistic works

    Reaching for the Fence - 2007 ; Painted Resin


    Cambridge library presentation my holocaust heritage and the basis of some of my artistic works

    A Menorah for the Victims

    Stained Glass -2002


    Cambridge library presentation my holocaust heritage and the basis of some of my artistic works

    Remember Them -2010; Assembled Bronze


    In memoriam

    In Memoriam


    Cambridge library presentation my holocaust heritage and the basis of some of my artistic works

    For my Murdered Family Members in the Holocaust

    Assembled Bronze on Granite - 2011


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