Telling the story of the Jewish people and the suffering they endured in the last century is a responsibility that cannot be avoided in order to educate the younger generations to respect, justice and tolerance.
Telling history through the eyes and experience of a Jew is an important interpretative exercise.
On the occasion The Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Art Professor of the Iunior International Institute went beyond simple memory to make room for colors and art: through the painting of Marc Chagall, a Jew who escaped deportation to the extermination camps, and a writing exercise, synthesis of history, compositional and expressive skills, it was the students of the 2nd year of Secondary School themselves who interpreted the painter and his art to tell the story to younger classmates from an unusual perspective.
Alessandro and Lorenzo played Marc Chagall, the narrator of the story contained in his paintings, while the other classmates personified the paintings through the language most familiar in order to them to convey and tell the story.
WE FOUND ANNA FRANK’S DIARY
WE THOUGHT IT WAS A PRANK
WE ARE GERMAN SOLDIERS
AND WE’LL LET YOU FIND THE SKULLS
WE BREAK DOWN THE DOOR
AND WE DON’T CARE ABOUT A THING
WE HAVE STOLEN EVERYTHING
AND THAT’S WHY THEY CALL ME RASCAL
I’LL COME IN AND POINT THE RIFLE AT YOU ALL
AND IF YOU DON’T COME WITH ME, I WILL THROW YOU IN A BARN
Marc: De Feo e Muzi
Hadas: Al Hawari
Poems: Sardelli, Cum, Biscioni e Muzi