The Holocaust and Wales: Jewish Artists in Wales - Josef Herman


Cover image


Jewish artists in Wales: case study, Josef Herman

Jewish refugee artist Josef Herman, lived in Ystradgynlais in the Swansea valley for eleven years. In this lesson, students are invited to explore Herman’s artwork and create pieces of their own in his style. This lesson can be used as a stand-alone lesson or be incorporated into a GCSE Art artist study scheme of work.

Image above: Miners singing by Josef Herman (1911-2000). ©The artist's estate/Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.


This resource was produced as part of the 'Côf a lithr, llythyrau a geidw: creating Holocaust resources for Welsh schools' partnership project between Centre for the Movement of People (CMOP), Aberystwyth University, and Jewish History Association of South Wales/Cymdeithas Hanes Iddewig De Cymru (JHASW/CHIDC). The project is kindly supported by the Association of Jewish Refugees, Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust, Jewish Historical Society of England and Garfield Weston Foundation.


Key Stage 4

History, Art and design


Learning Activity Pack

This resource provides learning activities for your students using our website. 


See the Quick Links below for content to accompany this resource.

Curriculum for Wales

age: 14-16 / Progression Step 5
age: 14-16 / Progression Step 5
age: 14-16 / Progression Step 5
age: 14-16 / Progression Step 5

Download Learning Resource

Josef_Herman_Cynllun_Gwers.pdf (Opens in a new window) Josef_Herman_Taflen_Waith.pdf (Opens in a new window) Josef_Herman_Lesson_Plan.pdf (Opens in a new window) Josef_Herman_Worksheet.pdf (Opens in a new window)

You must be logged in to leave a comment