Artist documents March of the Living experience in ‘Asymmetries’ exhibit

Artist-photographer Silvio D. Frydman explains the exhibit "Asymmetries." (Sergio Carmona/Florida Jewish Journal)

By SERGIO CARMONA
SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL | SEP 27, 2019 | 2:28 PM

Artist-photographer Silvio D. Frydman feels the two-week March of the Living trip to Poland and Israel is a transformative journey.

The March of the Living is an annual educational program that brings individuals from all over the world to Poland and Israel in order to study the history of the Holocaust and to examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hate. The participants, which include teenagers and Holocaust survivors, commemorate Yom HaShoah in Poland where they visit Krakow and the sites of the Warsaw Ghetto and concentration camps. They then celebrate Israel Independence Day in the Jewish state the following week.

Frydman, who is the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s director of facilities management and administration services, has been moved by his March of the living experiences these past few years in which he has volunteered and recorded the trip through the lens of his camera. He has used his photographs from Poland and Israel to partner with the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education in Miami, a subsidiary of the GMJF, for visual arts exhibits in South Florida.

The fourth and latest of these exhibits, “Asymmetries,” is now on display at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center’s Willner Pavillion, 20400 NE 30th Ave.

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