US291 – Holding onto Hope – Holocaust Tile by Madison Vitacco


This artwork by, Madison Vitacco, is inspired by “Night” by Elie Wiesel and the Tile Wall at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The flame surrounding the arm represents the Holocaust. The hand holding the Star of David necklace pays tribute to the Jews who held onto their faith and belief in God. The word “hope” is included to reflect the hope that Jewish people held onto despite the injustices, dehumanization, and atrocities they faced.

School: Lyndhurst High School

Teacher: Tanya Pastor

Grade: Grade 10

Location: Lyndhurst, New Jersey, United States


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