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US262 – Where is God

The painting is a powerful display of what was staring directly into one’s eyes who were assigned labor in an extermination camp. The painting itself asks, “What God would allow this?”

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US261 – Survivor Guilt

Liam’s project visually shows survival guilt by the numerous quotes placed on the crematorium, the quotes are found throughout the diorama.

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US260 – Six Million Not Forgotten

Elle used her great grandfathers “captured” Nazi flag from World War II as a background to represent that although the Nazis tried they were not able to extinguish the memory of the six million Jews that perished in the Holocaust.

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US259 – Ordinary People

Leah’s project is complex with many possible interpretations, yet it shows how numerous Ordinary People endured the Holocaust, and any many ways these days will be a mirror image throughout life.

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US258 – One Can Not Flourish Out of Their Native Soil

Allie using a paraphrased quote from Auschwitz True Tales from a Grotesque Land by Sara Nomberg Przytyk. wanted to show that humans as well as plants have a very difficult time flourishing when they are ripped from their native soil. The native soil is a symbol for life itself.

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US257 – Mussulman

Kiaron wanted to display the survival, yet living death of those who were known as Mussulman.

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US253 – Daily Poison

Garrett did an incredible project on the chemistry and medications that many victims of the Holocaust endured.

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US256 – Modern Angles of Reflection

Matthew did an amazing 3d print job taking over 90 hours, he wanted to remember the images that taught him the most. The art piece actually has four sides. *Note: We realize that this might not be able to be used, as it contains original photos from the Holocaust. The young man put a great […continue]

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US255 – Migraine

Nora did an amazing art project on the memories that overwhelmed survivors.

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US254 – It Did Not Matter Who or What You Were

Jackson did a profound project on how it did not matter who you were, if you were a Jew you were simply targeted if you were a simple peasant to the richest man running a business.

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