Each One a Life by lyndemc

Each One a Life

Choose just one button. Study it. Consider its features, its uniqueness. And then know that it represents a life lost during The Holocaust.

This close up of a large memorial to a horrific time in history is part of The Button Project in Peoria IL that aims "to encourage a better understanding of the indelible lessons created by the horrors and magnitude of the number of lives lost during the Holocaust".

Why buttons to represent a life?

"Each button is unique — like each person.

Buttons hold things together, an analogy to each individual who helped hold together their family, their community, and their society.

Buttons once opened, left the people vulnerable.

Buttons were a part of all the clothes left behind at the gates of the concentration camps, ghettos, and slave camps.

Buttons are enduring — they last long after garments have faded and unraveled to remind us of the lessons of the Holocaust.

Buttons are round and symbolize the cycle of life.

Buttons are symbolic of “Joining Our Past to Our Future.”"

(quotes taken from the website http://www.peoriaholocaustmemorial.org/home-page/about/)
FAV!
July 18th, 2019  
great clarity and detail ~ fav
July 18th, 2019  
I love the tones!
July 18th, 2019  
Wow. That's deep and meaningful. What a beautiful image and a wonderful narrative.
July 18th, 2019  
Wonderful :)
July 19th, 2019  
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July 20th, 2019  
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