US287 – Spiritual Resistance – Holocaust Tile by Olivia Oliveira


This artwork by Olivia Oliveira is inspired by “Night” by Elie Wiesel and the Tile Wall at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. It represents Juliek’s spiritual resistance against the Nazis in “Night.” Juliek kept his violin, which was an act of defiance because the Nazis took all of the Jews’ possessions. In his final moments, Juliek plays the violin for his fellow prisoners in the barracks at Gleiwitz.

School: Lyndhurst High School

Teacher: Tanya Pastor

Grade: Grade 10

Location: Lyndhurst, New Jersey, United States


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