The sculpture was commissioned by the first Jewish commodore in the US Navy, Uriah Phillips Levy, who faced anti-Semitism throughout his naval career.
Samantha Baskind is a Professor of Art History at Cleveland State University and the author of six books, most recently The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture (2018). She has published more than 100 articles and reviews on art, identity, and religion.
On the Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Recalling the Hope It Offers
Amidst the destabilization and trauma we currently face, an exhibit on the brave revolt tells a conflicted story of self-empowerment.