Living in the liminal space of dream and reality: children's drawings of the holocaust

Haring, Ute, Sorin, Reesa, and Caltabiano, Nerina (2017) Living in the liminal space of dream and reality: children's drawings of the holocaust. The International Journal of Arts Theory and History, 13 (1).

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This paper reports on a document study of children’s drawings from the Terezin concentration camp during the Holocaust years of 1941 - 1945. The research discusses drawings; first as a background to the Holocaust, where children were living in that liminal space between dream and reality. Next, using Haring’s (2012) Content, Interpretive and Developmental (CID) method of analysis, an exploration of children’s lives, as expressed through their drawings, is presented. Within this liminal space, emotions such as despair, depression and fear accompanied by intuitive knowledge, memory, resilience and wellness were experienced. The Terezin drawings demonstrate children’s intuitive knowledge and feelings of foreboding, as well as their resilience and hope for the future.

Item ID: 51510
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2326-9952
Keywords: holocaust children’s drawings, CID method of analysis, children’s art
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Author Reesa Sorin has arranged with Common Ground for the accepted versions of 15 of her articles to be available under open access for a once off fee. Email saved to Supp Docs folder.

Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2018 00:19
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390499 Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified @ 40%
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390199 Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified @ 60%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930104 Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect) @ 100%
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