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Matisse @ WITNESS

Beth - this is an absolutely wonderful post - really powerful to hear about how your eyes were almost opened to the Holocaust at such an early age and in a rather dramatic way.

There are more videos related to this dark time in human history on the Hub as well here- http://hub.witness.org/en/seeit/browse?keyword=holocaust

Thanks again for your thoughts and commemoration of this day.

limeduck

Great event, great preso and great meeting you, Beth. Sorry we didn't have more time to debate the merits of donating bits, atoms, ergs, seconds and pennies. Frank's slides are on his blog here http://www.tangyslice.com/2008/12/11/my-slides-for-social-media-breakfast-11-in-cambridge/ via slideshare

chris eaton

Great post. A Shop on Mainstreet is one of my favorite films of all time and deeply imbued with significance for human rights. Not only does it illustrate the paradoxes and emotional struggles of living under severe oppression but it was one of the first films of the Czech new wave. This film movement and the film makers that were part of it were key galvanizers of the 1968 Prague Spring, a popular movement against harsh controls of the communist regime. So I think your onto something here Beth. Media can both depict the brutality humans face in the absence of basic rights and lead the way for the struggle for those rights. Thanks!

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