Faces for the Names
Bringing them back!
To our eyes, to our minds, to our hearts. Victims of the Holocaust
Seeing is commemorating:
Originally done in Prague, Washington D.C. and Berlin: projecting the faces of those murdered in the Holocaust on the walls of their homes
And thus reminding the world what Antisemitism, racism, hate and discrimination lead to.
October 16, 2017
People watch as photographs of Czech Jews who were killed by the Nazis during World War II are projected on the outer wall of a Jewish bath at the Pinkas Synagogue in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
PRAGUE (AP) — Prague’s Jewish Museum has launched a new project to honor the victims of the Holocaust.
Starting on Monday, the faces of some Czech Jews who were killed by the Nazis during World War II are being projected on the outer wall of a Jewish bath at the Pinkas Synagogue after it gets dark.
The synagogue’s inside walls bear the names of almost 80,000 victims.
Jana Splichalova from the museum’s department of Shoah history says that “our goal was to give a name a face.”
Monday’s projection included the faces of 52 people screened repeatedly in a five-minute loop.
The museum has received thousands of photos and other personal belongings from the relatives and contemporaries and will gradually add more photo loops.