Sunday, August 1, 2010

Remembering


Visitor inside the New England Holocaust Museum, located on Congress Street near Faneuil Hall. Enlarge the image to see more clearly the numbers etched on the glass. These numbers represent the registration numbers of the six million victims of the six major nazi death camps. Other images of the memorial.

14 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I remember seeing this when we were walking through Boston a few years ago. It was a surprise to discover it, and was very powerful. Your image captures that impact.

Thank you for this timely reminder of the need for tolerance and non-discrimination for all peoples, a message that is especially needed now.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's important to remember, the whole world can never forget.I had visited a similar museum in Washington,in 2007, this visit was very impressive and touched a lot my heart.
Have a nice Sunday
hugs
Léia

brattcat said...

A haunting and powerful image. Beautifully done.

Malyss said...

I like the fact that this memorial is made of glass. Glass shows how frail and light can a memory be, and so how precious it is, and how carefully we must handle it.. Your own picture gives the same strong feeling.

jennyfreckles said...

What a wonderfully atmospheric picture - perfect for the subject. A tribute in itself.

B SQUARED said...

Let's see, according to that jerk in Iran and Oliver Stone, this was all an exaggeration. Tell them.

Lois said...

A sobering reminder.

Chuck Pefley said...

That memorial is unique in allowing visitors to actually become one with the many victims by immersing themselves within the bath of identification numbers. I do remember it well from my last Boston visit.

Irina said...

The problem (or the salvation for human mind) is that every memory goes to oblivion some day. That is why thank you for reminding of this frightening fact of human history.

Cowbark said...

GREAT shot! Love the perspective.

Tim said...

This monument should be replaced with one that reflects on the lives of these victims, instead of the details of their gruesome demise. It aims to shock, flooding its visitors with gas and descriptions of the horror that was endured.

Evelyn said...

I was there a few years ago - very moving work.

Chris Callahan said...

Thanks for the comments. What a great shot. Very original!

Chris Callahan said...

Thanks for the comments. Great shot. Very original!