Refugees of Memory is an exhibit at the Sawy Cultural Center in Zamalek.
The pictures are all from the Israel’s January assault of Gaza, which the exhibit labels a holocaust.
Picture of an exhibit picture–children looking in their school?
Though I consider the Israel’s actions an unjustifiable violation of human rights, the word “holocaust,” surprised me. To me the holocaust has only ever meant the Nazi’s actions to the Jews during WWII.
The young women who run the exhibit said they took the words from the mouth of an Israeli minister.
The United Kingdom Guardian reported this:
“‘The more Qassam [rocket] fire intensifies and the rockets reach a longer range, they will bring upon themselves a bigger shoah because we will use all our might to defend ourselves,” Matan Vilnai, Israel’s deputy defence minister, told army radio.'”
Where ever you stand on this issue, I think it’s a great example of the power of language and word choice.