US281 – Never got to FLY – Holocaust Tile by Samantha Cardo


This artwork by Samantha Cardo is inspired by “Night” by Elie Wiesel and the Tile Wall at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The phrase on the tile is: “Never got to FLY.” The bird in the artwork is holding in its beak the Star of David. The bird has a bandaged wing and a shackle on its ankle to reflect how Jewish people lost their freedom as a result of the Holocaust.

School: Lyndhurst High Schol

Teacher: Tanya Pastor

Grade: Grade 10

Location: Lyndhurst, New Jersey, United States


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