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A Holocaust Dance

https://www.loom.com/share/94b0aa5263cf423a98898804a2088018?sharedAppSource=personal_library (Description of the dance) https://www.loom.com/share/064e410b97c848b1b2340bdfcd9a94a2?sharedAppSource=personal_library (The dance)

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Symbols Change Who We Are

In this Art Piece, There are three colors being shown. Green, Representing resilience, youth, health and good fortune. Red, Representing life, health, vigor, courage, anger, love and religious fervor. Lastly Pink, Representing peace, compassion, and love. The three different characters involve Vladek Spieglman, a Holocaust survivor who’s resilience has really shown how difficult and challenging […continue]

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symbols mean everything

the three people that i researched was Vlad from maus the book, Takekuma Takei from they called us enemy, and Chester Nez, one of the 29 original navajo code talkers. for Vlad i put a shield as like many other Holocaust survivors he did not let the Germans and hitler complete one of their goals, […continue]

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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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Drawing the Holocaust

Anne Frank quotation, during a course module on Camps and sites of murder, inspires student to draw image in memory of children murdered and harmed by the Holocaust.

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One Page Memorials to Victims & Survivors

Inspired by their teacher’s summer journey to Poland with Echoes & Reflections, students in Ms. Wigley’s 7th grade ELA class engaged in a study of the Holocaust through literature circles. In literature circles, students read from Ruth Minsky Sender’s The Cage, Ruth Gruener’s Destined to Live, Joe Kubert’s Yossel, or R.J. Palacio’s White Bird. At […continue]

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One Page Memorials to Victims & Survivors

Inspired by their teacher’s summer journey to Poland with Echoes & Reflections, 7th grade students in Chelsea, Alabama embarked on an intensive study of the Holocaust. Students participated in literature circles by reading and discussing in small groups Ruth Minsky Sender’s The Cage, Ruth Gruener’s Destined to Live, Joe Kubert’s Yossel, or R.J. Palacio’s White […continue]

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