Samuel Pruchno’s Paintings

After a full career, local survivor Samuel Pruchno dedicated his time to painting. The series of paintings that he donated to our museum teach us about the Holocaust in general, and his story in particular. Learn more in the video below. 

Be sure to check out the many resources on this page: lesson plans for classroom instruction, an annotated transcript of the video, survivor testimony, and photographs of Samuel’s paintings.

Annotated Transcript

About Samuel Pruchno's paintings

Survivor Video

Read more about Samuel Pruchno in Resilience: From Shavl to Southfield via Dachau by
Marcia Pruchno Lawrence. This book can be purchased in the Zekelman Holocaust Center’s
Doris & Eric Billes Museum Shop.

About Samuel Pruchno