Works of Witness
Children’s wartime writing and art create powerful works of witness. Here, we include work by children advocating for peace in Colombia, children murdered in the Holocaust, and children affected by wars around the world.
Readers interested in further explorations of children’s witness literature may wish to investigate the following projects online:
· Through the Eyes of Children: The Rwanda Project, an online gallery of photos taken by young Rwandans orphaned by genocide: http://www.rwandaproject.org
· Smallest Witnesses, an online exhibition of drawings created by Sudanese children in displaced persons’ camps: http://www.ushmm.org/genocide/take_action/gallery/video/4
I Dream of Peace was created by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). UNICEF collected drawings, letters, and poems from schools and refugee camps in former Yugoslavia. Here, children express hopes and fears in a shattered world.