Remembrances

By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 27, 2008

At some point, the lights were turned on and the audience was encouraged to get into a discussion about genocide. DiMuro then processed some of the comments into a sequence of gestures we were all supposed to execute, imprinting our thoughts or sending our memories out to the stars. Some people get into this sort of thing. I thought it embarrassing in the 1970s, and I still do.

Whatever you name the crime or whoever you blame it on, ethnic erasure haunts those who’ve been touched by it. You can’t make it all better with a kiss or a song, but maybe it hurts less.

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