Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Remembering

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For today's International Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust --

Sometimes art says it better than words.

At the museum in Hechal Shlomo, seat of the Chief Rabbinate, in Jerusalem.

The assembled elements.

And from all this brokenness and after the screams . . .

. . . our people's hope--Jerusalem--appears.
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And those too soon dead, perhaps they see the Heavenly Jerusalem.
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17 comments:

Vicki said...

Now that's art with a message. Poignant.

VP said...

A really sad and effective exhibition, with at the end a vision of hope.

jay said...

A very moving post. I'm glad you included the plaque which explained all the components to me, because not having a Jewish background the significance of most of them would have been lost - and they are so important.

The fact that so many have contributed with loans of historical and valued objects or works of art shows such a strong sense of community and identity, too. I think it's something many of us are in danger of losing.

Michele J said...

What an incredible display to such a horrific ordeal. May those that suffered in this disaster rest in peace...

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I love the 19th century so the photos from the bookstore were fabulous to peruse! The museum has quite a story to tell. If I miss a day of reading your blog, catching up is hard in my alloted morning time to indulge in this blogging!

Jan
GDP

Louis la Vache said...

Thank you for posting this, Dina.
Too many of the younger generation know little or nothing about the horror of the Holocaust.
We must be reminded. We must not forget. And we must remember that there are those in the world who want to do it again.

FA said...

Yes, Dina, no doubt they are enjoying the Heavenly Jerusalem. Thanks for a beautiful post. I join you in prayer today...for the victims of this horrific crime and for the hope that we share.

Pietro said...

Thanks for this great and moving post, Dina. We must always remember, and never forget, the horror of the Holocaust. I'm praying for the all the victims.

Teresa Bitler said...

Very powerful artwork!

JM said...

Fantastic instalation! We shall never forget what happened, especially us - the portuguese - who weren't invaded by the nazi troops due to Salazar's dictatorship neutral position during WWII!

Dina said...

Thank you dear friends, for sharing what's on your heart.

The painting in the last photo is "Jerusalem" by Reuven Rubin (1893-1974), Israel, 1958, oil on canvas.

Chuck Pefley said...

A moving post, Dina! May they all rest in peace.

moneythoughts said...

You have a great blog. I learn something new every time I visit.

Leif Hagen said...

Great posting on a very solemn, sobering day!

Eki said...

May the attrocities of the Holocaust never be repeated again, EVER, anywhere. No people, whoever they are, should ever become the victims of such a horrific tragedy.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I agree. Sometimes art expresses what words can not

Kay said...

The tragic inhumanity of man against man.