1⁄35A Final Farewell
In 1993 Universal Studios released a film that was to change my whole outlook on the Holocaust. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg and was called "Schindler's List." Filmed almost entirely in black and white, it told the true story of the German industrialist Oskar Schindler and how he saved 1100 Jews during the dark days of the Holocaust. Since watching that film, I have always wanted to build a diorama dedicated to the millions of innocent people who lost there lives not for what they did but for who they were.
When the film was released it was at the beginning of my modelling career and although I felt it was a project I wanted to attempt, it was not until about 2 years ago that I felt I had reached a high enough skill level where I would be able to do it the justice it deserved.
I, like most model makers, try to do some research on the subject I am building and this was no exception. I can honestly say it was the hardest project I have had to research. This was not due to the unavailability of material but rather the distasteful content and hideous story it revealed. I do not claim to be an expert on the subject but I would like to share some of the history and my findings regarding "Shoah" or the Holocaust. Please take a minute or two to read this history so you can better appreciate the context and experience portrayed in this diorama.