August 2014 - Washington DC
We had a great time in August, spending five days in Washington DC. Just so much to see and do.
We went to the Holocaust Museum one day. This is a very moving museum, not for the faint of heart.
It uses a lot of photographs to augment the history from the early 30s when Hitler first came to power.
We had been to the Holocaust Museum in Budapest which was heart-breaking.
The most memorable and gut wrenching movie I've ever seen is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
Most of the museum does not allow photographs but somehow no one stopped me taking these photos in an exhibit titled "remember the children".
The following information is from the Holocaust's own web site. I include a link below to their video of the exhibition that is stunning.
A brief film introduces the exhibition’s narrator, Daniel, and the story of the Holocaust. Visitors then enter realistic environments where they can touch, listen, and engage in Daniel’s world as it changes during the Holocaust. The exhibition design is based on historical imagery gathered from family photo albums, documentary sources, and pictorial diaries of the period. Daniel’s diary entries, which serve as the exhibition’s primary text, are based on the wartime writings of young people and on the memories of some of those who survived.
The overall effect, of course, is sobering.ReplyDelete
It looks a fantastic museum but the visit must have been heart rendering.ReplyDelete
What an experience! I too though Boy In The Striped Pajamas was powerfulReplyDelete
Very touching. I'd like to see this museum. Here is my snapshot of the weekReplyDelete
We commemorate moments like these so, hopefully, we will never forget the atrocities of the past...and also realize that, even amidst the suffering, there were special family moments that must not be forgotten.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.
Although I've never been to this museum, I feel as if you've captured the essence of this exhibit through your photos. So touching. We must not forget those terrible times.ReplyDelete
Sandy @ Texas Twang
So hard to see children hurt. Thank you for sharing these photos.ReplyDelete
What a powerful exhibit! I haven't been to DC since the Holocaust Museum opened, but it looks like a fantastic (and emotional!) place.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the photos. I have not seen the movie, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. I have read several accounts of this terrible time in our history and I am always moved and horrified.ReplyDelete
The Holocaust Museum in DC was a really powerful experience for my husband and I ... you did well to document the children's exhibit ... it's important to never forget that horrid time in history!ReplyDelete