Saturday, February 27, 2010

Greek Christian Hexagram Made From Rhombs

Greek Christian Hexagram

Made from small rhombs engraved in an old chest

Surrounded by a circle

At The Holy Monastery of St. Nicholas

Anapausas, Meteora, Greece

CC picture by Etan J. Tal ©

from Wikipedia entry “Star of David”

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Human Star of David

Human Star of David
Summer Camps at the Former Soviet Union
CC Picture courtesy of "The Jewish Agency for Israel" (c) from Flickr

And They Took Their Colors

New work by Sabina Saad © dealing with the subject of the artists who perished during the Holocaust

Technique: three-dimensional;; acrylic on palette cut from wood, and brushes

Size: 45 X 29 X 10

This Work is meant to be displayed alongside a blank canvas to inspire the viewer to think about the enormous amount of works that we lost because the artists were murdered , or because their works were destroyed by the Nazis.


The place for colors in the palette is covered with yellow stars uprooted from their places.

It is noteworthy that the dominant color in most of the works of artists who perished during the Holocaust (with few exceptions) was the black color.

Readers are invited to add in the COMMENTS section names of artists that perished during the Nazi Era

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Christian Hexagram at the Templar Cemetery in Jerusalem

Hexagram on the Grave of Maria Goth (1909-1985) from Ramat Gan
Cross over Six-pointed Star

German Colony neighborhood was founded (1873) by the German Protestant community of the Temple (Tempelgesellschaft), which have no connection with the order of the Knights Templar. Their Cemetery started in 1878. The members of this group were expelled by the British authorities in 1948 because some of them were members of the German Nazi Movement.

So this Hexagram seems to belong to an Israeli Christian citizen, which had no connection to either of the above mentioned communities.

Pictures by Racheli Rogel©

Templar Cemetery in Jerusalem

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Star of Stars

The Star of Stars (like the Song of Songs, the King of Kings, The book of Books) on the shirt of new immigrants at the Western Wall
CC picture by "The Jewish Agency for Israel" From Flickr

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Costa Rica Yellow Badge new Stamp

Costa Rica issued in 2010 a new Stamp to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. The stamp shows a large Yellow Badge made from barbed wire that reminds us of the death camps which were surrounded by barbed wire. The background shows stripes that allude to the uniforms of the prisoners in those camps.
Thanks to Dr Claude WAINSTAIN, Saint-Mandé, FRANCE who referred me to this new stamp.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Lord Bardolf -Hexagram on Seal

14th Century seal belonging to Lord Bardolf from Norfolk, England

Source: Charles Boutell ( Project Gutenberg) The Handbook to English Heraldry

Thanks to Dobush for referring me to this picture