US278 – Pink Butterfly – Holocaust Tile by Lily Anderson


This artwork by Lily Anderson is inspired by “Night” by Elie Wiesel and the Tile Wall at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. This tile is meant to convey a message of hope. Ropes are often used to symbolize unity. They are included to show how Jews during the Holocaust were united in their will to survive. The wall reflects the separation of families and friends at the death camps, where some were selected to live and others were selected to die. However, past the wall, there is a pink butterfly, which represents hope, faith, and compassion.

School: Lyndhurst High School

Teacher: Tanya Pastor

Grade: Grade 10

Location: Lyndhurst, New Jersey, United States


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