Sunday, January 8, 2012

Working on a Difficult Issue

Our district parlament holds an hour of commemoration every year. I have a job now: creating a picture show for this ceremony which will be held on Jan 27. It is about the victims of Nazi judiciary. There are almost no photographs of the deserters who ran away from Hitler's war, got caught and were executed. And their families were treated in a scandalous way even after 1945, because too many of the judges were still in charge after the end of the regime. We have a number of records about their death sentences and farewell letters to the families.  So I thought I should arrange a still life as a background. The rest of the backgrounds are landscape pictures of the place where the executions were carried out. It is a moving job.

12 comments:

Chris Gray said...

Sometimes things do not sit with us comfortably do they?

A worthy task, but I don't envy you this one.

Eva said...

I feel honored to be commissioned.

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

What a worthy task. Any time injustice is corrected, it is a good day for our world.

Jacky said...

You must be very proud to be doing this. Some people find things like this hard to stomache...but it was real and did happen and those poor lost souls deserve our rememberances.
A hard task, but such a worthy task.

Jacky xox

Els said...

Wish you all the best in getting this grim task done, Eva

Are you curious about me? said...

This must be a very harrowing task Eva, but such an honor to be asked to create something beautiful in their memory..

susan christensen said...

I know you will do a brilliant job of portraying this deeply emotional issue. My best wishes, sus

Yael said...

I wish you strength and balance and protection of your soul for this emotional and difficult job. I trust you completely in doing the task to perfection and I thank you for that.
A hug to you Eva!

Fiona said...

This is something we don't really hear about here in the UK. I would be interested to find out more.

Deborah said...

Congratulations! It is an honor although not a comfortable task.

Rayna said...

There are no words...you are doing a true mitzvah and they knew what they were doing when they gave this commission to you.
xo

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Eva. Good for you. It's a hard job, but history has a way of erasing so many. May you have the strength and inspiration to see this through.
best, nadia