US282 – Burning, Barbed Wire, and Butterflies – Holocaust Tile by Megan Jarvis


This artwork by Megan Jarvis is inspired by “Night” by Elie Wiesel and the Tile Wall at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The barbed wire represents the Jews’ loss of freedom and the Nazis’ power at the concentration camps. The fire represents the loss of faith Elie and other prisoners faces as well as the evil to which they were subjected. The butterflies flying in the sky reflects the hope the Jews held onto and pays tribute to the Jews who died during the Holocaust.

School: Lyndhurst High School

Teacher: Tanya Pastor

Grade: Grade 10

Location: Lyndhurst, New Jersey, United States


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