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There is a project by Israeli photographer and Berlin resident Maayana that features images of Berlin's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Maayana explains her project:
My engagement in this project is a very personal one; I am a third generation to Holocaust survivors whose Jewish upbringing was influenced by our private memory of the Holocaust.
In many ways, I think the Berlin memorial challenges the perception of how to commemorate the Holocaust and raises mixed and troubling feelings and thoughts.
Through this project I try to find answers to a few disquieting questions: What emotions and behaviors does this unique social space awaken in different social groups and ages, the various possibilities of interaction and dialogue that can take place, how does the past, present and future connect with each other, and finally how does this outstanding monument interact with the daily life.
The camera reveals a unique combination of disquieting scenes such as children playing hide and seek between the 2711 pillars and the more conventional “memorial” etiquette of quiet contemplation.