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In Martin Amis’s 1991 novel, Time’s Arrow, time flows backwards. It’s not simply that the events are narrated in reverse order; rather, it’s as if the characters were in a film being show in reverse. Here’s how eating works, for … Continue reading
Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day—Yom HaShoah Alfred Kantor was 22 when he was sent to Theresienstadt, the ”model ghetto” 40 miles north of Prague that the Nazis had created for Czech Jews. He was then sent to Auschwitz and, later, … Continue reading
Frederick William Elwell: A Munitions Factory (1944)
Model of the atomic bomb impact on Hiroshima at the Peace Memorial Museum there.
Chiura Obata: Setting Sun on Sacramento Valley, California (1930) As Japanese-Americans, Obata and his family were interned at the Tanforan detention center in California during WWII. Along with other artists, he established an art school in the camp; teachers taught … Continue reading
Norman Wilkinson: The “Ohio” in the Malta Convoy (1942)