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Janusz Korczak

This artwork was inspired by Janusz Korczak who sacrificed his life for orphans at Treblinka.

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Pinned

I created this work or art by cutting up some fabric then glueing it to the wood. I put safety pins on the butterflies to really show that they were pinned down and that they could escape even if they wanted to. I put stars on the striped fabric to represent the Star of David […continue]

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Holocaust Point of View

I made a head from the back facing the trains, since the Jews had to be transported in to the camps. I wanted it to look like you are standing behind the next person having to get on those trains and seeing his point of view.

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Birds in a Nest

Things I learned while creating this piece was all the hardships the prisoners had to go through. My favorite part about making this piece was laying the hay down on my paper. While doing this it made me think about how hard it must have been sleeping on it. The uncomfortableness must have been so […continue]

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Blue and White Eye

In the concentration camps the Nazi’s wanted the blue and white stripes to define the prisoners.Those blue at white striped clothing separated them from their past life. However, the prisoners kept hope through art. The eye in my art piece represents that hope. I chose the brown eye, because the Nazi’s had stereotyped Jews and […continue]

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Barbed Wire Memories

The point of this art piece is that all of the memories are trapped behind barbed wire because it was such a terrible thing that happened. I think that this has an impact on people because it is very inspiring.

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Seeing the Holocaust

I used a piece of wood as my template. Then I painted an eye , and a dark background. Then I added a collage of meaningful pictures to show what they might have seen.

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Surviving in Fours

I was inspired to create this piece when I saw Holocaust survivor Ella Liebermann’s art piece of the food distribution in the camps. The people would eat in fours and share food as equally as they could. This is how they would survive and try not to starve. Prisoners would take care of each other […continue]

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What Damages, What Heals

What Damages, and What Heals My projects central meaning is that faith was the center of the Jewish people’s lives during the Holocaust and even now as well. The star of David is purposefully in the center of my piece to show that meaning. The fire, barbed, wire, and shards around the heart show that […continue]

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Book Burning

My artwork represents all the books that were confiscated, banned and burned during the Holocaust.

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