Outside Yad Vashem

Watercolor of People Outside Yad Vashem

Outside Yad Vashem

Visiting Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial for the victims of the Holocaust, left me feeling pensive, sad and worried. How could this happen, could it happen again? Other visitors seem to feel this way too, you can see it in their body language as they sit outside the entrance waiting for their rides. Their heads are down and they seem to be looking inward to their own thoughts.

You have to worry when the news is full of politicians using bigotry as an election tool. We are seeing blatant manipulation. The blaming  of victims, encouragement of physical and psychological abuse of minorities, proposals for ethnic expulsion, pledges to change laws that protect rights and citizenship, and use of nationalism to justify it all brought Hitler into power. It has all been done before and the playbook for it is in our museums.

This is a pencil, pen and watercolor sketch.

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6 Responses to Outside Yad Vashem

  1. Bev Barrett says:

    It is something I remember, but wish I forgot as it is so painful. You are correct in the mood caught in your sketch. They look like the visitors did after seeing Anne Frank’s house. I saw the same expressions at the opening night crew party for the the HS play of Anne Frank in 1964. Remember we must!

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  2. I should have also added the other imminent threat to Jews – the rampant hatred and antisemitism going on daily at colleges across the country, particularly in the UC and CSU systems:

    http://www.amchainitiative.org/

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  3. Politics aside – I LOVE YOUR SKETCHES!

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  4. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    THE SPIRITS OF THOSE KILLED OR DYING…REJECTED BY THOSE FOOLS WHO REFUSE TO SEE THEM .

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