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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Provides Poignant Images of Death and Survival

Museum features art, photographs, posters, testimonials and artifacts

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Imagine, then, hundreds of pictures of young adults, members of society who will all be dead in just a few years. This image is one of many displayed at the United … Continue reading

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A Daughter Mourning a Father She Lost At a Young Age

Sylvia Plath’s famous poem, “Daddy,” explores the five stages of grief

Mourning the loss of a father, regardless of the status of a child’s relationship to him, is never easy. One of my absolute favorite poets, Sylvia Plath, wrote a poem called “Daddy” in 1962 shortly before her suicide. Plath’s “Daddy” … Continue reading

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The Paper Clip Project: A Holocaust Memorial

What 30 million paper clips mean in memorializing the Jews in WWII

In 1998, a group of students at Tennessee’s Whitwell Middle School began a unit of study on World War II and the Holocaust. The enormity of the Holocaust resonated with the students, who came to understand the frightening potential of … Continue reading

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The Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation

A modern architectural testament to the lives lost during the holocaust

There is an extensive roster of famous holocaust memorials throughout the world.  Many of them share innovative modernist architecture and are as aesthetically elegant as they are haunting.  The Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation is an exemplary model; erected … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Victor Frankl

The Holocaust memoir takes a riveting look into the psychology of death camp prisoners and guards

Through Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl offers a compelling glimpse into the human psyche. The Doctor of psychiatry has seen the full span of human nature, losing his parents, brother and pregnant wife to Nazi death camps, and … Continue reading

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Three Buildings With One Singular Message

Inappropriate Holocaust and Nazi references in design of buildings, particularly crematoriums

Woodland Crematorium is a very popular Swedish tourist stop but also has a similar design to that of Zeppelin Field, the Nazi’s party rally grounds. A comparison of three buildings and the history behind them reveal the inappropriate design of a this famous crematorium – a crematorium no less. Continue reading

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