Fred and Judy Baron are survivors of Nazi death camps in World War II. They met after they were liberated, as they were recovering in a hospital. They moved to America, got married and started a family.
They talk about the absolute absence of peace in the camps, how they found peace again in their lives and how it is our obligation to look after one another in this world, especially those less fortunate than ourselves.
About the Project:
A Peace of My Mind began out of the belief that if a single voice can make a small difference, then together, many voices can make a tremendous impact.
In early 2009, photographer John Noltner began interviewing people about their thoughts on peace. The interviews were recorded digitally and combined with a B&W portrait.
The goal is to create a collection of thoughts on peace from people with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences and to use that collection of interviews to foster a larger public conversation on the subject.
The project is based on the premise that we all have important thoughts to share. We all have a view of peace that is very personal...whether that means political peace, spiritual peace, inner peace or something entirely unexpected. And the belief is that at the core, we are all the same...we all long for and dream for the same things.
More than 50 people have been interviewed for A Peace of My Mind. I am currently in the process of producing an exhibit that can be used by school and community groups to help foster dialogue about issues such as conflict resolution, tolerance, diversity and civic responsibility.
So the hope is that through conversation, we will begin to understand each other a little better. By sharing, we will create a sense of community, and in our own way , make a stand for peace...in our own lives, in our communities, and in the world that we share.
It’s that simple...join us...and share A Peace of Your Mind.
Disclaimer: While IGVP strives for unity and clarity of vision, each blog author is responsible for his or her own words, links, and references. They do not necessarily represent the many voices and opinions of individuals within the visual peacemakers movement, the Guild, or the IGVP Founders.