Anna Sokolow in "The Exile," 1939

Anna Sokolow in The Exile, 1939.

The Exile was the first of Sokolow's many compositions on Jewish themes. The piece was composed of two sections. The first, "I had a garden...," depicted Jewish life in the safety of pre-Nazi Europe, while the second, "The beast is in the garden...," portrayed the arrival of the terrifying beast of Nazism.

Photograph by Barbara Morgan.

Image courtesy of the Sokolow Dance Foundation.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Anna Sokolow in "The Exile," 1939." (Viewed on April 25, 2024) <http://jwa.org/media/anna-sokolow-in-her-exile>.