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Remembering the Holocaust

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Cultures +5 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), Post-Secondary, Adults
This collection looks at the way artists have used art, literature, and architecture to memorialize the victims of the Holocaust and explores the questions around how an artistic work, memorial, or museum can try to convey an understanding of genocide.

Questions to keep in mind as you observe each work:
1) What is the purpose of this memorial? Is it to honor, remember, educate others, or something else?
2) On what aspect of the Holocaust does this memorial focus?
3) What Jewish symbols are present? What national symbols are present? Are there human figures? Is it abstract? What other features do you notice about this memorial?
4) What is the setting of this memorial? How does that affect its purpose and design?

The Museum as Moral Artifact / Designing the Holocaust Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Monument to the Injustice of the Holocaust, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

The Holocaust (Tribute to the 6 Million), (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Holocaust, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Holocaust Memorial, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

The Holocaust, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Holocaust Memorial Monument, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

New England Holocaust Memorial, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Remember, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Gates of Remembrance, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Holocaust Memorial, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

(Holocaust Memorial), (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

One Man in Memory of Six Million, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

The Eternal Flame, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Babi Yar Park: (Entrance Monoliths), (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Babi Yar Park: (Grove of Remembrance), (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Elie Wiesel

National Portrait Gallery