MOTL Youth Blog 2017
Memories & reflections from the 2017 youth delegation
What's your favourite colour?
You can tell a lot about a person based on the answer to that question.
I mean, every colour symbolises an emotion right?
Red is Passion
Yellow is Happiness
Green is Growth and Balance
White is Purity and Peace
And Black is darkness and evil...
And it looks damn good with everything
My favourite Colour
Blue is everywhere.
Its in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the clothes we wear, even in the flags we wave
It symbolises calmness, relaxation and freedom.
When you think of war, of death, of the Holocaust what colour do you think of?
Red? Black? White even?
After all, red is the Colour of blood,
Black is the colour of death, and white grants a separation between good and evil, between human and animal
And it's the colours of the Nazi Flag.
Well I think of Blue
BLUE is the colour of the bruises that the Nazis beat into the persecuted
BLUE is the colour of the cold and breathless people trapped in concentration camps
And BLUE is the colour staining the walls in the gas chambers of Majdanek and Aushwitz
BLUE is the Colour of Calamity
Why is BLUE also the colour of Israel?
Why is BLUE the colour of life-giving water?
And why is BLUE the colour
of the March of the Living?
Because BLUE is the colour of time,
BLUE bears witness to and remembers the tragedies of human history.
After all, BLUE is in the sky, calmingly bearing witness to our suffering
It reminds us that no matter where we go, we have our past and future in mind
And that is the real reason
We wear blue.