28 September 2007

"Art for Life's Sake"

It is useful, I think, to recall the lengths to which some will go, the risks they will undertake, for the sake of others who are and remain relative strangers. This is especially true in a time like ours when military service seems to exhaust the possibilities of "commitment." So, here is a story from Ha'aretz on Hungarians, faculty and students around the Open School of Art in Budapest, who undertook to rescue Jews from the Nazi's. The group was informal ~ loosely coordinated and transitory ~ and its activities have only of late been brought to light.


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