Genocide Holocaust and War Memorials
The Importance of Imagery to Native Peoples. Gordon Alt comments on the meaning of historical trauma to indigenous people and various stereotypes in public memorials. Carol Snyder Halberstadt discusses the terms “trauma and memory” and “collective memory”
Sculpture, Memory and Never Again. The article discusses how the public, survivors, politicians and memories influence public monuments. Examples: The Harburg Monument Against Fascism by Jochen Gerz and Esther Shalev-Gerz; The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe by Peter Eisenman; Shalechet (Fallen Leaves) by Menashe Kadishman; Torture Never Again by Demetrio Albuquerque; Tumbling Woman by Eric Fischl
Various visual testimonies of the events at Sant’Anna and the rest of Italy during World War II.
Brian Tolle’s An Gorta Mor (NYC); Glenna Goodacre’s Irish Memorial National Monument (Philadelphia) and Robert Shure’s Irish Famine Memorial Park (Boston)
Discusses the difference between memorials and monuments and various reactions to figurative memorials and how time and memory affect reactions to them.