Reflections on the Holocaust, a collection of essays, doesn’t set out to provide answers, but rather to challenge the reader to ask questions, to think critically and act courageously. Having worked with Judith Goldstein on the Humanity in Action identity, she asked us to create a vessel for a collection of disparate essays from HIA’s fellows, senior fellows, board members and mentors. We wanted the book to symbolize the looseness of the essays and the fragility of human rights–starting with the structure of the book; iconic yellow binding thread loosely weaving through the essays, holding them together. The stark black and white, disparate typographic layouts for each essay not only emphasizes the content of each, but causes the reader to pause and become reorientated with each essay and to question why. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank
HIA focuses on an obligation to understand genocide, particularly through the Holocaust and other atrocities. HIA programs challenge their fellows to explore past and present models of injustice, create awareness and change and become future leaders, active citizens and accountable decision-makers. We’re honored to be a part of this important initiative.
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