Commemorating the Fire

by Esther Cohen RUTH SERGEL is a deeply original visual and performance artist and filmmaker, the author of See You in the Streets: Art, Action, and Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, published last year by the University of Iowa Press. The book, she says, “is a chronicle of how I learned to be an […]

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Memorializing the Victims of Lynching

Lessons from Germany An editorial from the Spring, 2015 issue of Jewish Currents NEARLY FOUR THOUSAND African Americans were lynched across twelve Southern states between 1877 and 1950. That’s the accounting done by the Equal Justice Initiative, a Montgomery, Alabama organization led by civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, which in February reported on its five […]

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April 22: The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was dedicated on this date in 1993, fifteen years after President Jimmy Carter had established the President’s Commission on the Holocaust, which was charged with the task of memorialization and chaired by survivor and Nobel Peace laureate Elie Wiesel. The Museum was built on 1.9 acres of the National […]

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