Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Mark of Cain

kain-maor-Jewish star Yellow Badge Photo is courtesy of Hayim Maor.
The work (created in 1978) takes part in an exhibit in "Al Hatefer" Museum, 4 Heil Hahandasa St, Jerusalem, Israel.
We see in it the Hebrew letter Kof made in the shape of a yellow triangle, which reminds us of the insignia that Jewish prisoners in Nazi Death Camps had to wear on their cloths. It is painted on a cloth which is covering the eyes and the forehead of a bearded man.

In Genesis 4:15 we read that the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him, but the Nazis set a mark upon the Jews for the opposite reason: so that anyone finding them should kill them.

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