by: Alissa Rosenberg, Commack, New York
We are not responsible for the wrongs done by our ancestors; we are responsible for making sure that history does not repeat itself.
quote by: Irene Nicola, Sarasota, Florida
My grandparents, both paternal and maternal, were Holocaust survivors. Just before my grandfather, Sigmund, died in 2015, I took a photo of him and my nephew (his great grandchild), with the intention of capturing a true and pure moment. This photograph collage is the foundation for this project. Through photography, I would like capture and immortalize the beauty of love and perseverance of the Jewish people, who not only survived but lived full and fruitful lives, giving birth to the next generations of Jewish people that Hitler and the Nazis looked to exterminate. This photo collage is my way to remind us that in times of great sorrow, we can overcome and create future generations that continue the path of new hopes and dreams, while never forgetting where we came from.