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ERIC Number: ED480101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Aug-7
Pages: 17
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The Wall of Remembrance: Images and Themes of the Holocaust.
Herman, William E.
This pilot study included a content analysis of the Wall of Remembrance (also known as the Childrens Tile Wall) on display at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, D.C. This artwork is composed of 3,324 six-inch square tiles depicting the impressions of children, adolescents and a few adults regarding the Holocaust. The following dominant visual images were found in this work of art: Jewish Star of David, Christian cross, Taoist yin-yang, Islamic crescent, Totemism totem pole, swastika, heart, flower, peace sign, rainbow, candle, butterfly, dove, and doll/teddy bear. The written messages included the following thematic categories: courage, anger, unfairness, pleas for help, love, remembrance, aggression, death, despair, spirituality, universality/equality, peace, hope, confidence, sadness, and freedom. The findings suggest that a full-scale exploration of this artwork is warranted in the future. The enormity and complexity of this artwork may make it difficult for the average viewer to quickly absorb these powerful messages about the Holocaust. (Contains 10 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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