On May 2, 2019, The Herczeg Institute on Aging at Tel Aviv University hosted Dr. Francine Mayran, a psychiatrist and painter from Strasbourg, France. Dr. Mayran dedicates most of her artwork to advance the remembrance of the Holocaust as well as other genocides. During her visit, Dr. Mayran met with scholars from Tel Aviv University and delivered a lecture entitled: "Holocaust memory through artistic means: Tools and insights."

At the lecture, Dr. Mayran presented examples of her paintings, which depict both scenes and survivors’ portraits of the Holocaust, the Romany (Gypsy) genocide, the Armenian genocide, the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda and the Yezidi genocide in Iraq. In her work, she tries to transfer the remembrance of these genocides and raise awareness of them. She has presented her work in numerous exhibitions in Europe, met with numerous survivors, and has done educational work with children and youths on these topics. She regards her artwork (paintings and ceramics) as giving a voice for those who cannot speak and preserving a memory of largely untalkable experiences.

We wish to thank Dr. Mayran for her visit and very meaningful lecture.

For more information about Dr. Mayran, please visit her website - click here.


Dr. Francine Mayran at Herczeg Institute


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The binding of Francine Mayran book album