NANCY BARON
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In May, 2010, I volunteered to make portraits of Holocaust Survivors participating in The Sunshine Circle Foundation in the Palm Springs area. In recent years, I have been horrified to see the numbers of Holocaust deniers grow and have felt helpless in my inability to do anything to counter this surge of intolerance.  Here was my chance to do a little something…to give people a chance to look into the eyes of these Survivors who have journeyed from the light into the darkest dark and, at the end of their days, back to the beautiful desert light.  

In conversations about The Holocaust they will often say, "I survived because I was lucky."  When listening to them tell their stories, or even a great joke, I believe they are here because they are Survivors. Their strength, courage, intelligence, wisdom, humor and ability to reach for the light is hard to describe. I hope these portraits, in some small way, illustrate what I see in them.