Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Cheapening The Holocaust

Ido Keinan quotes on his blog from Hagar Zimerman’s suggestion in the Forum of Green Leaf, her movement, to make a provocation towards next Marijuana Day- to prepare a yellow leaf, similar to the Yellow Badge, because she thinks that what the public is doing to Marijuana users is similar to what the Nazis did to Jews in the Holocaust. This proposition got many comments e.g. Noam wrote that the Israelis would react to this suggestion in the same way they reacted to the Orange Badge – in other words: they will hate it.


Rami Oshri reported on 18th February 2006 in Hebrew on the web site of Idan Hadly that On Succoth 2005 at 20:30 a UFO in the shape of a Hexagram was seen above the old train station in Kfar Yehoshua.

Yellow Badge Painters

I started collecting photos of paintings in which there are Yellow Badges. My first impression is that close to the holocaust the Yellow Badges in these paintings were small and realistic and only closer to our days they became big and abstract. It seems that memory intensifies this unique emblem.

In order to see what I found till now search on this site for:
Dr. Martin Kieselstein
Samuel Bak
Yaakov Agam
Jacques Heller
Roni Reuven
Reli Wasser
Zoya Cherkassky
felix nussbaum
Hersz Schilis
Helena Olomotzki
Esther Luria
Ella Liberman Shibber
Isic adolf feder
Jaques Gotko
Charlot Borschova
Eric Vanounou
Robert Fisch
Akiva Kenneth Segan

Self Portrait of painter Isaac Celnikier