Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

January 23, 2015 at 7:16 pm 14 comments

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When I visited the Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Austria last summer, I took pictures of some of the children’s art works on display there.

I was very impressed by the depth of their understanding about the Holocaust. Lacking the vocabulary, they found the means through art to express what they couldn’t say in words.

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  • 1. sustainabilitea  |  January 23, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Good but somber choices.

    janet

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    • 2. plaridel  |  January 24, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      janet:

      understood.

      Reply
  • 3. Priceless Joy  |  January 23, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    So sad.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  January 24, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      priceless joy:

      i know. 😦

      Reply
  • 5. Moersalin  |  January 24, 2015 at 12:09 am

    I am impressed too.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  January 24, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      moersalin:

      that’s nice to know.

      Reply
  • 7. Tina Schell  |  January 24, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Wonderful and sad at the same time. One wonders how many of the children lived to see its end.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  January 24, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      tina:

      i believe the art works were done by kids who had visited the place. as to the number of children who survived the camp, i don’t have any idea. it maybe available online somewhere. what would be harder to estimate was the number of those who died because the germans destroyed the files before the camp was liberated.

      Reply
  • 9. Suzanne Joshi  |  January 25, 2015 at 3:49 am

    If you want to know, ask a child.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  January 25, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      suzanne:

      it’s true. kids are smarter than we think. 🙂

      Reply
      • 11. Just Another Nature Enthusiast  |  January 26, 2015 at 5:22 pm

        Well said!!! I totally agree. The world would wholly be a better, kinder place if we, as adults, could preserve the enlightened understandings and visions of 10 year olds… in particular.

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        • 12. Just Another Nature Enthusiast  |  January 26, 2015 at 5:24 pm

          Oh my… look at that… kinder (having or showing a friendly, generous, and considerate nature) and kinder (German word for children)…

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          • 13. plaridel  |  January 27, 2015 at 11:12 pm

            justanothernatureenthusiast:

            interesting. thanks for pointing it out. ☺

            Reply
        • 14. plaridel  |  January 27, 2015 at 11:08 pm

          justanothernatureenthusiast:

          thank you for your comment. much appreciated.

          Reply

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