The Lost Synagogues Project
As the son of a survivor, David sought an artistic way to memorialize communities that were wiped out in the Holocaust. He decided to preserve the memory of synagogues that were destroyed in the Holocaust by using the nearly vanished traditional Jewish art form of papercutting. In recent years he has devoted much time to create papercuts depicting the inside of those synagogues that were burnt down. He hopes to make people aware of the magnificent Jewish culture that once flourished and he aims to create a memorial for the beautiful synagogues and communities that no longer exist. His synagogue papercuts are based on old photographs he finds in archives, collections, books and albums.
Some of his “Lost Synagogues” have appeared in various exhibits. David also lectures on the subject and his creations.