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דור שני
מאת איתי אלטשולר

חיים פירושם, בסופו של דבר, נטילת אחריות למציאת התשובה הנכונה על בעיותיו של אדם וקיום התפקידים שהם מעמידים בלי הרף לפני כל יחיד ויחיד.

ויקטור פרנקל

מתוך הספר "האדם מחפש משמעות"

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  • Second Generation Point of View of the Jewish Holocaust

    This special series is an island in my river, river of color, figures and vitality. As a second generation of Jewish Holocaust survivors, I went with my father to visit his “homeland” Poland. The tour included visits to some concentration camps, which one of them was Treblinka. The ruins of the camp and the memorial site struck me. This visit was the origin of those three works.

    "Platform” painting is based on the ruins of the train platform on which many of my people went to their death. The dark heavy and monochromatic green rooted in the lovely forest in which this memorial site is located. I tried to use deadly green, color that usually symbolizes vitality and nature

    “Air Roots” is one step ahead. If in the first painting there is no hope and death is dominant, in the second, there is a search for air. The roots are seeking for air and the painting becomes lighter- yet still light with dirt .There is no sign for human existence, but the trees are lively and symbolize what they usually do.

    “Salt of the Earth:” is the a solution of the second generation who lives in its own country. The solution is to choose life as an answer to the impossible inheritance. An answer which is not turning the back on the past, but constructing the future on its ruins , suffering and death. Future of joy and possessiveness, future which starts in the present. The yellow is coming out of the green to rebuild a giant out of fly parts.

    Note:"Platform” and “Air Roots” are part of the Yad -Vashem collection in Jerusalem - an Institution for memorial and studies of Jewish holocaust and its consequences.

    I would be very happy to show the triple together in order to emphasize the positive solution which comes out of the sons of people who passed through the Horror.