Events in Commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day
A survivor of the Holocaust, Maryan’s artwork reflects the torment of war while presenting a deeply humanist message — that we are all united in our struggles and in our will to survive with dignity. Born in Cracow, Poland, in 1927, Pinchas Schindel, as he was known then, grew up in a traditional Jewish family. Rounded up by the Nazis, he was sent to various labor camps and finally to Auschwitz, from where he was liberated. He was the only survivor of his large family. Schindel immigrated to then-Palestine, began his artistic training, and re-defined himself as Maryan. He died of a heart attack at age 50 in 1977.