rEFUSAL / dENIAL / fAITH 

Humans as a whole have three basic natures on which we are assessed; Refusal, Denial, and Faith.  Not all people feel these emotions, some people feel none, and some people feel only one. These emotions and feelings are what categorize us as 'Compassionate' beings, higher intelligence creatures able to form bonds. Art gives us the ability to show these natures and emotions in a way that some people see it better, rather than plan telling you what it is. 

This captures a basic human reaction: refusal. The man seemingly begging, refusing what is presented in front of him captures how I think the people persecuted in the holocaust must have felt.
The people who refused to leave during the holocaust must have though "this will never affect me". The man refusing to leave with the safety of the angels (in my mind represent security) show this.
This girl seems to be reluctantly praying. The image of pure resentment and lack of emotion on her face makes me think of the people who no longer believed in God, after seeing what they had saw.
Forced praying is what I feel from this photo. With death looming over the people (like the tall figure in the left of the photo) in the concentration camps, all they could do was pray.
In the art, Truth is the figure that is faded, trying to convince the human into believing in the truth. This relates to the nature of denial when presented with things that seem untrue.
I think of how the Jews denied what was going on, but still remained strong. Like the woman in the painting, the Jews "turned their heads", but still remained strong in their state of denial.
This child looks like she has seen some things not worth mentioning. Hardened, yet still soft. The face of no longer fearing that unknown feeling, because the unknown to her is known. Innocent.
The face of this man is oddly is beautiful. His face is the same as the girl's- hardened, frightened, yet still soft in a way. Like how I imagine people who saw the holocaust go down. String, yet soft
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