Is it because shoes have tongues?

On Storytelling and Remembrance


The Diary of Anne Frank made real the 11 million deaths of the Holocaust. One of the most affecting displays in the Holocaust Museum is the room with a jumble of shoes. It allows us to grasp the enormity of the murder when we see thousands of pairs of shoes, each one taken from a unique life, itself just a fraction of the total count.



A.K. Gupta
From the November 1, 2006 Indypendent
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