Blue and White Eye


In the concentration camps the Nazi’s wanted the blue and white stripes to define the prisoners.Those blue at white striped clothing separated them from their past life. However, the prisoners kept hope through art. The eye in my art piece represents that hope. I chose the brown eye, because the Nazi’s had stereotyped Jews and the stereotype for their eye color was brown. The blue and white stripes are enclosing in on the eye, dehumanizing them. Some prisoners were able to see through the gap in the cloth that brings hope, while others gave up. The Nazi’s created the striped clothes to take away the Jews rights.

School: Christ the King School

Teacher: Tania Zivkovic

Grade: 8th

Location: Lexington, KY, United States


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