Salutes & Awards

April 12, 2013

A day of remembrance: National Holocaust commemoration

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — This year, the Holocaust Days of Remembrance week will be observed from April 7 to 14, 2013. The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as our nation’s annual commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, as a permanent, living memorial to those victims. The Museum designated “Never Again: Heeding the Warning Signs” as the theme for the 2013 observance.

“As depicted in the photo, the train station is modeled after Radegast Station outside of Lodz, Poland,” said Peter Hemmer, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute illustrator. “It was the main rail line in and out of the Lodz ghetto, sending Jews to both Auschwitz and Chelmno concentration camps. The rail car is a standard German G10 freight car, which was one of the types of cars used in deportations.”

The idea for the station sign text was taken from observance materials released by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for this year’s observance. It includes a picture of a woman sitting on a park bench labeled “Nur Fur Juden!” or “Jews Only!” The museum’s theme looks at the events of 1938 and the successive waves of anti-Semitic laws and violence that happened that year.

“The lighting of my model is supposed to infer a looming darkness. The diorama I built showcases two items that are benign in their own right — a train station and a train car — but in the context of this subject were used as instruments of discrimination and deathby the Nazis,” he explained.”




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