The LAUSD is piloting a program here in the Valley - The David Labkovski Project - aimed at teaching students about the Holocaust.
The life of a Jewish artist David Labkovski was filled with tragedy. Born in Lithuania in 1906, he survived three years of imprisonment in a brutal Siberian gulag during World War II. He then returned to a devastated Lithuania, where over 95% of the Jewish population perished in the Holocaust. Throughout Labkovski's life (He died in Israel at the age of 85), he painted the story of his struggles and those of his community - the vanished, as well as the people and places that survived.