“Spots of Light”
A contemporary concept enlivens enthralling stories of women in the Holocaust.
The “Spots of Light” lead organizer, Israel’s Yad Vashem, noticed the world’s Kindle and iPhone obsession and ran with it. Digital videos of profiles and anecdotes—supplemented with photos and video bites—are projected onto the’s airy temporary exhibition space, turning it into a giant Kindle with awkwardly uncontrollable flickering pages. The hip concept’s most redeeming quality is not its contemporariness, but that it allowed organizers to delve deeper into the subject matter: women in the Holocaust, their heartaches, brave deeds, hairstyles, recipes, wit, humor and timeless spirits.