In April 1985, Governor Brennan hosted tea at the Blaine House in Augusta for a small group of Holocaust survivors and allies to commemorate Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust Day of Remembrance. The group had been active in organizing a 1984 seminar to train teachers in Holocaust education at Bowdoin College.  Gerda Haas, the leader of…

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Photographs by Judy Ellis Glickman With my cameras in hand, I walk the endless railroad tracks… All that I see and photograph speaks to me of its past, as if each object is bearing witness, a silent witness, to the evil and tragedy that was the Holocaust. – Judy Ellis Glickman Artist’s Statement And the…

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Were the House Still Standing is a project inspired by words… The installation incorporates an innovative approach to storytelling through image, text, sound, and space…enabling us to construct a documentary and visually poetic experience in which individual testimony, collective memory, and history merge within a three dimensional format.

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For the public opening of the Michael Klahr Center in May 2008, HHRC transformed the building’s entrance with an interactive mixed media installation called Michael’s Story. Vivid murals, archival photographs, and a short original film combine with artifacts of startling emotional resonance to tell the story of a hidden child of the Holocaust – a survivor…

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Trafton recently took part in a panel discussion on domestic violence along with four survivors of abuse at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine in Augusta. The event was in conjunction with the “Finding Our Voices: Breaking the Silence of Domestic Abuse” exhibit on display at the HHRC though Dec. 13, which was…

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Resources: If you or someone you know needs help, please know that resources and caring people are available to help you during these uncertain times. Caring Unlimited 24-hour helpline: 1-800-239-7298 or https://www.caring-unlimited.org/ Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence Helpline: 1-866-834-4357 or https://www.mcedv.org/ Through These Doors 24-hour helpline: 1-800-537-6066 or https://www.mcedv.org/ National Domestic Violence Hotline https://www.thehotline.org/help/…

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Patrisha, 60, is adamant that these stories – like her own abusive relationship with American Pie singer Don – are no longer overlooked. It is for that reason that she has created Finding Our Voices, an exhibition featuring women who, for too long,… Read more on The Telegraph

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Patrisha McLean has reinvented herself as an organizer for abused women in the state, creating a traveling exhibit, “Finding Our Voices.” In the exhibit, women — some of them, like her, from wealthy and prominent families — speak out about violence within their relationships, in a small-town echo of the #MeToo movement. At the Holocaust and…

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At the Holocaust and Human Rights Center in Augusta on Oct. 10, the exhibit’s host read aloud, to laughter from the audience, the contents of a letter from Mr. McLean’s public relations firm, warning that “any display of doctored photos and untruthful information concerning the details of a 2016 incident in their home may be…

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