Originally Blogging the Artist's Way. Thoughts, musings, experience of the 12-week course, January to March 2006. And after that?.... Life, creativity, writing. Where does it all meet? Here, perhaps.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Do you know about this Mother's project? Jillian Curtis is a home-schooling mother who wants her children to know and to play a part in ensuring that others do not forget about the Holocaust.
There was a recent email campaign claiming that the subject of the Holocaust would be removed from UK schools' curriculum. These emails were false, but they did bring home to many the importance of teaching our children the lessons of history.

Jillian and her sons invite you to create a star to send to them. They plan to include all the stars they receive in a memorial in their garden. If you have children, you might like to have them make stars. I've just packed mine to post. It's not fancy, but it is a heartfelt remembrance especially of the children who died.

I will never forget the impact on me of coming face-to-face unexpectedly with an exhibit of artefacts from Auschwitz. I saw shoes. Children's shoes were the first things I saw. My own son was still young enough at that time to need help with fastening his shoes, and many of these shoes were smaller than his. I was haunted by the thought of the mothers who chose those shoes, paying so much attention to leaving room for growth, and that those children never got to grow into their shoes, or to learn to tie them.

I believe we have a duty to remember, and to teach the next generation so they will not be forgotten.



At 13/6/08 5:25 pm, Blogger Robbin said...

Thanks for sharing that, what is scary is that it hasn't been that long ago really that such a thing happened. As painful as it is, every generation needs to know about it and we never ever need to forget.

At 16/6/08 3:22 pm, Blogger Karen said...

We can't forget because it can too easily be repeated...I need to make a star...


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