Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"I Will Survive: Dancing Auschwitz"

On a recent trip to Europe, a family of three generations (a Holocaust survivor, his daughter and his grandchildren) dance to Gloria Gaynor's pop song - 'I Will Survive' at concentration camps and memorials throughout Europe.

This clip was first edited with the help of my friend Pisithpong Siraphisit who runs Compeung Art Village, Chiang Mai, Thailand.This dance is a tribute to the tenacity of the human spirit and a celebration of life.

Despite the systematic brutality and cruelty endured, we have still survive.

I found this video on NRO (via Jeff Jacoby). What better way is there to honor the dead than to celebrate life on the very ground that was once meant for its extermination?

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