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2011 Gallery

Reverse Perspective

by: Maciej Hoffman, Wroclaw, Poland

If you stand by and do nothing, you become RESPONSIBLE for all the wrong you see in the world.

quote by: Scott S., 8th Grade, Sarasota Middle School - Sarasota, Florida
teacher: Daphne Bazenas

Artist Statement

My work is a result of my interest in life of people who are/were excluded from the community. This painting shows Jewish history and the traumatic consequences faced by man up until this time. I see the Holocaust as a most important fact in history of civilization and consciousness. Living in Poland, with its deep-rooted Jewish history, is difficult. Our society feels obligated to reflect and remember the events and situations that led to the Holocaust and the Jewish people who disappeared and those who now must live with the trauma. This issue is not just a Jewish one; it includes the traumas experienced by people worldwide.


The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee