The dog with a red silk ribbon – from memory to cultural heritage
Wherever we find ourselves in history, the Holocaust affects us. There is a sharp before and after to such a prodigious and cataclysmic event. The Holocaust influences how we understand both the present, the future, and the past.
The Jewish Museum is, in itself, a result of this human catastrophe. The collection arose in an attempt to preserve Jewish civilization at a time when this lay in ruins. Objects, narratives and archival materials were donated to the museum. The little black dog with the red silk ribbon, in all its simplicity, testifies to different perspectives on the Holocaust and how we interpret them today.