Welcome to the Legacy Project Website

Our site is a gathering place for people interested in the enduring legacies of the many violent traumas of the 20th century. We are dedicated to exploring issues of remembrance in different cultures, in order to better understand the contemporary significance of historical tragedy.

Blooming Through the Ashes: An International Anthology on Violence and the Human Spirit

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The Legacy Project is proud to present Blooming Through the Ashes: An International Anthology on Violence and the Human SpiritBlooming Through the Ashes features writings about historic violence and its aftermath in a global anthology that includes the work of Nobel laureates Seamus Heaney, Toni Morrison, Czeslaw Milosz, Wole Soyinka, Elie Wiesel, Imre Kertesz, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, Eugenio Montale, and Pablo Neruda. In non-fiction and fiction, these writers and others reflect on the litany of man-made violence that marred the twentieth century and that shadows the twenty-first: including the Holocaust, the Gulag, the Cultural Revolution, apartheid, repression in Latin America, genocides in Rwanda, Cambodia, and 9/11.

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Frank Stella on the Polish Village Series

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In the early 1970s, Frank Stella began creating the large, three-dimensional works that would become emblematic of his prodigious career. The Polish Village Series captured an extraordinary exchange across time between a contemporary artist and the carpenters who built the wooden synagogues of 18th century Poland. Frank Stella looks back at this seminal series.

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the Hamburg Institute for Social Research & The Rockefeller Foundation

Video about The Legacy Project

Join Donald Sutherland for a multi-media introduction to the Legacy Project.(RealPlayer & 56K modem or faster required.)

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