A true survivor, even at 91 she is still mobile and vocal, doing Tai Chi and lecturing on the horrors of the holocaust. Back in March, Susan came to give a lecture to my History of the Holocaust class. I asked if I could make her portrait, and the rest is history.
With a lot of help, choosing, printing, framing, and hanging photos, my class created a wall of portraits and reflections honoring Susan and the time she shared with us.
The installation honoring Susan consists of about 40 photographs, 20 student reflections, and 1000 paper cranes. According to Japanese legend, folding 1000 cranes you will get you a wish granted, and be blessed with good luck. Something that may be redundant for Susan, as she has made her own luck.
The wall honoring Susan will be on permanent display at UNCC in the College of Education Building.
Thank you to everyone who participated, and everyone who came to the event. It's been amazing to be able to give something back to Susan.
It has been an amazing and inspiring experience watching everyone come together!