HOLOCAUST POSTERS IN THE TIMES SQUARE BUILDING NEED SERIOUS ATTENTION
From: Jerry West
Date: May 9, 2016
Hi Wendy, we have the Holocaust posters in the store on the main level in unit M-6. We have looked them over and they need some attention. Can you please see if you can organize the Jewish community to come by to help with cleaning and repairing them. We are hoping to have them set up for display later this week. They will also need to have some work done on the crates to repair damage. Also there was no plaques or any of the paperwork with them. No guest registers or anything besides the crates. Maybe you can come by and take a look tomorrow to see what you think. Please let me know if you need anything. Thank you so much.
Jerry West, Vision Matters
As you can tell from this email excerpt, these posters have been needing attention for a long time. They cannot go out into circulation and tell their stories in their present condition. There are forty large posters, which is more than one person can repair alone; this project will take a concerted effort by many people to get them back into shape, and to reverse the damage that time, shipping, storing, and mishandling have done to them and the crates they have been shipped and stored in. Many hands make light work.
As we plan our summer vacations and other activities, could we also consider setting aside some time to restore these posters to a presentable condition? Let’s plan as a community to take this project on, to ensure that the upcoming generations of schoolchildren and educators never forget. If we do not want them to forget, then we must not forget our obligations to those who can no longer speak for themselves, to make sure their stories continue to be told by the ways they lived and the sacrifices they made. Perhaps we could set aside some time during the first two weeks of August, or late August/early September, to get this project done before the new year. I know we are all busy, but if this is important enough, we will come together and get it done. If not us, who? If not now, when?
Joy Breslauer, Editor email@example.com