US289 – Choiceless Choice – Holocaust Tile by Emily Reed


This artwork by Emily Reed, is inspired by “Night” by Elie Wiesel and the Tile Wall at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. This tile depicts the choiceless choice Elie and his father had to make when deciding whether to remain in the infirmary at Auschwitz or participate in the forced evacuation that has come to be known as the death march. Neither Elie nor his father knew the outcome or consequences that would occur as a result of their decision.

School: Lyndhurst High School

Teacher: Tanya Pastor

Grade: Grade 10

Location: Lyndhurst, New Jersey, United States


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