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Children of the Holocaust
Artist Harmony Ann Jaunky
Artist Harmony Ann Jaunky has created these dolls as a tribute to Anne Frank and all the children of the Holocaust. June 12, 2011, would have been Anne Frank’s 82nd birthday.
The collection features dolls depicting Anne Frank and Peter from Anne Frank’s famous Diary of a Young Girl. Among the sixteen other boys is Dawid Sierakowiak, a teenager who died in the Lodz Ghetto during World War II. The surviving diary of Dawid Sierakowiak relates with intimate, undefended prose the relentless horror of everyday life in the ghetto, where more than 60,000 Jews perished. Plus, the Little Girl in the Red Coat is recognizable from Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award winning film, Schindler’s List.
In the words of the artist: “This started in the fourth grade. I am dyslexic and in 1969 this was unknown. So my teacher, Mr. Miles, tutored me after school in reading. We sat in the garden and read the Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. Oh what a privilege! I fell in love with her. I couldn't ride my bike fast enough to get to Mr. Miles’ garden after school. His wife would have lemonade ready and we would start reading. It broke my heart to later learn of her horrible experience and untimely death. From that day forward, I wanted to do something for her that the world could see and remember for generations to come."
Exhibition runs through August 21, 2011
"This Exhibit is presented with love and great appreciation to the Museum of Tolerance.” - Harmony Ann Jaunky.
Free with Museum admission. MOT members free.
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