Publication Date: January 18, 2022
Nuremberg is part of a larger Holocaust series of collages, desperately trying to give context to something that is impossible to contextualize beyond the simple idea that human nature at its worst is terrifying. Some of these particulars are from photographs of icons and of other photo-journalistic works I took while visiting Poland and Germany with Salem State University’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. A harrowing, but necessary experience, especially for an educator who has taught Holocaust literature most of his career. An insert of the great Jackie Robinson is a reminder that as an American, we are not so holy in looking at the sins of others that we are above redemption.