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G292 – Marble Railroad

For many people, the only thing they remember about the holocaust is the pain the Jewish community has gone through. While it’s important to acknowledge that I think it is also important to remember their resilience. My piece highlights exactly that, with the intention of showing the strength specifically the Romaniote Jewish community of Greece […continue]

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G311 – The Fall of Humanity

All the atrocities that took place during the Holocaust caused people to lose a great part of their Humanity. They lost their prior honour and dignity and they fell to a lower level of existence.

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G252 – THE TREE OF EMOTIONS

The students worked together and created the Tree of Emotions to express their emotional reaction towards the Holocaust and the massacres in Greek towns and villages during the 2nd World War. They made the leaves of the tree and wrote their emotions on them and put the leaves on the Tree which is exhibited at […continue]

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G243 – Marble Railroad

For many people, the only thing they remember about the Holocaust is the pain the Jewish community has gone through. While it’s important to acknowledge that I think it is also important to remember their resilience. My piece highlights exactly that, with the intention of showing the strength specifically the Romaniote Jewish community of Greece […continue]

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G238 – A child’s soul arriving in Auschwitz

Three students were inspired of the stories about children , during the Holocaust . The main idea is to show the innocence of every child facing violence, horror and unexpected death .

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G314 – Τα νεανικά όνειρα που έσβησαν

Having seen photographs of the concentration camps along with in class discussions on the Holocaust our students found inspiration when we came across an old building in Piraeus full of old dusty lasts. They decided to draw one shoe in color and one black or blackened in order the show the abrupt end of people’s […continue]

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G233 – Concentration camps …… places of punishment and extermination through labor»

Concentration camps …… places of punishment and extermination through labor. “The truck stopped and we saw a big gate and on it a vividly lit sign ( the memory of it torments me even in my dreams): ARBEIT MACHT FREI» Primo Levi “If this is the man”

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G216 – The triumph of terror

The triumph of terror…. “No one should leave here, no one who could bring to the world, along with the number engraved on his flesh, the ominous news of what man has managed to do to man in Auschwitz.” Primo Levi “If this is the man”

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G215 – The crow threat

The crows symbolize the Nazis and everything they represent hate, discrimination… death. The human figure depicts all humans, women, men, Jews, homosexuals, and all other races and religions. Everything that is not Aryan. The Holocaust is a painful reminder of how easily each can become an offender in the future if we don’t learn from […continue]

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G195 – Τα ξύλινα Παπούτσια της Ειρήνης

Having seen photographs of the concentration camps along with in class discussions on the Holocaust our students found inspiration when we came across an old building in Piraeus full of old dusty lasts. They decided to draw one shoe in color and one black or blackened in order the show the abrupt end of people’s […continue]

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