Gail Prensky and the Project Team

Board Members   Gail Prensky — Creator, Executive Producer, and DirectorAs creator and director of The Jüdische Kulturbund Project, Gail brings to this project a deep and first-hand understanding of the Kulturbund’s spirit and recognizes the issues of living under oppression that continue with artists around the world today. Her interviews with the Kulturbund survivors … Read More

Project Initiatives

The Jüdische Kulturbund Project explores issues of oppression and response through music and art.  Its mission is connecting people through common experiences; inspiring people to respond to persecution through cultural expression; and encouraging freedom of expression and culture. The Project brings a collective voice for artists living under oppression around the world through public presentations and … Read More

Shared Stories

The centerpiece of our story is told through first-hand accounts captured in interviews with Kulturbund artists between 2002 and 2004 and current-day artists that we started interviewing in 2013.  They live around the world in places such as Afghanistan, Argentina, Congo DRC, India, Iran, Mali, Niger, Russia, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Ukraine.  In addition, to these stories, … Read More

About the Project

The Jüdische Kulturbund Project explores the dilemmas that Jewish artists faced in Germany back in the 1930s and early 1940s and contemporary artists confront around the world today. Fight for freedom or escape? What is your moral obligation? What do you do as an intellectual artist living in a tyrannical state: do you risk your … Read More

Education Program

  WHAT WE DO . . . THE RESULTS ARE INSPIRING Through its education programs, The Jüdische Kulturbund Project embraces its mission to encourage participants to connect with each other through common experiences, inspire people to respond to persecution through cultural expression and encourage freedom of expression and culture.  The goals of the initiative are … Read More