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Never Again, Remembering Jack Lewin

ack Lewin was forced to live in a Jewish Ghetto. It’s important to remember those who were put through hardship. My artwork does this by depicting a trial in this survivor’s life. His father volunteered for a work camp for his family to receive money. In Lewin’s interview, he says he never saw his father […continue]

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Once In A Lifetime

My artwork, Once In A Lifetime, shows that six million Jewish people did not get a chance for freedom. It also shows that the people that survived get a chance to tell their story and make people believe how horrible the propaganda was. This art shows how some people had to leave their family to […continue]

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Georgia Gabor: The Handcuffs

My artwork was handcuffs and at the bottom it said, “They were taken.” In the interview Georgia Gabor said that they were taken to labor camps but I thought that shortening it would be more powerful and meaningful. “They were taken” stuck out to me the most. What I drew was handcuffs and a gate […continue]

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The Night My Cat Died

For my project I did the “Night of Broken Glass.” This stood out to me because of how terrible I pictured it in my mind so I just had to draw it. Gerda had to hide in the basement. In my drawing I drew an apartment building on fire because in Gerda’s statement she said […continue]

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“Untitled”

“Untitled” This piece of art will be memorializing the upstanders during the time of the Holocaust. It will explain how very few upstanders we had during this time even though we have a bunch of people doing nothing to stop the actions from this very small percentage of people that are harming others. There will […continue]

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“The Heart in The Pain” -Memorial Maquette

Artist’s Statement: The Heart in The Pain By: Bianca Mitchell This memorial shares a harsh time in a peaceful space. A garden of memories, and a river of stories. You walk the path of choices that lead you to the heart. The heart represents people, the victims, who experienced horrible things and walking to the […continue]

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“The Twins of Auschwitz”

Holocaust and Human Behavior/ Art I Final Memorial Project. From the student’s artist’s statement: The Twins of Auschwitz Gray Garcia I am Memorializing the twin experiments of Auschwitz during the Holocaust. During the Holocaust, twin children were taken from their families and were subject to inhumane experiments. These experiments were supposed to help scientists figure […continue]

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“Sky of White Roses”

As a final project in their Holocaust and Human Behavior and Art I classes, students at MACCS consider the importance of memory and legacy by designing a memorial. “Sky of White Roses” pays tribute to Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst, upstanders who were members of the White Rose, a resistance group that spoke […continue]

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“Trapped”- Holocaust and Human Behavior Final Memorial Project

As a final project in their Holocaust and Human Behavior and Art I classes, students at MACCS consider the importance of memory and legacy by designing a memorial. “Trapped” honors the children who suffered during the Holocaust. From the artist’s statement: When people see this painted piece I want them to feel the emotion and […continue]

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