These are some Jews that Hitler did not get      
 
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These are some Jews that Hitler Did Not Get
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These are Some Jews that Hitler Did Not Get: American Jews and the Survival of a People

Dena Elisabeth Eber

 

 

 

Digital media content coupled with the internet are having a profound impact on our society, especially the identity of entire groups of people.  The connectedness, the ability to edit, and the storage capabilities of digital medial are, in a sense, helping to recall and even shape cultural memories.  These memories, when shared, provide political and ethnic understanding in new ways that reach different audiences.  This series of work is one such celebration of a people.

 

 These are Some Jews that Hitler Did Not Get: American Jews and the Survival of a People is a series of work that celebrates life and hope using one representational horrific event.  The Holocaust is recent enough to be part of a contemporary shared experience, one that can capture the past and digitally fuse it with the present thus implying hope for a future.  By celebrating the survival of American Jews, we remember all the times through history that we were threatened yet were not destroyed.  It gives us strength and anticipation for generations to come.  Thus it reminds us to respect the survival of all peoples and the importance of their identities.  Digital technologies will enable these memories to move forward in time so we may always have a sense of Tikvah, or hope.

 

 

This work celebrates life and hope using one representational horrific event.  The Holocaust is recent enough to be part of a shared experience, one that can capture the past and digitally fuse it with the present, thus implying tikvah, or hope for a future.  By celebrating the survival of American Jews, we remember many times through history that we were not destroyed. Thus it reminds us to respect the survival of all peoples and the importance of their identities. 

 

These works were constructed digitally using imagery and symbols from the past that were fused with imagery from the present.  Much of the pictures from the past came from digital storage banks available online.  All of the works were constructed from numerous sources including visible digital collage and seamless digital montages of photographic forms.  The works have various elements of mixed media, from custom substrates and hand collage to coated hand made papers that together provide layers of information to the overall story.

 

Most of the work is based in 2D imaging, but must works have some mixed media element to them while others have more.  These additions play into the meaning of the work.  All the work is wall mounted, but one work would sit on a pedestal.

 

All works vary in size, but are mostly close to 15X20 framed.  One work is 22X35 and the  pedestal work is 24X24X24.













 
     
 
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