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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Lens and Legacy. Columbia Shuttle Tragedy: Petr Ginz Drawing On Board

 Columbia Shuttle Deaths 2003 - 
Further Details Reported.
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Reminder: Petr Ginz drawing, Moonscape:
Carried by Israeli Astronaut Ilal Ramon



 See the drawing at ://www1.yadvashem.org.il/yv/en/education/newsletter/15/images/main2.jpg

News recently accounted for the circumstances of the deaths of the Columbia Space Shuttle astronauts on February 1, 2003. See Wall Street Journal article, "NASA Reports Details of Columbia Shuttle Deaths," at ://online.wsj.com/article/SB123065756929342883.html?mod=googlenews_wsj/

Seven astronauts were on board, including Israel's first astronaut, Ilal Ramon. See Petr Ginz,  Places, Lens, Legacy- Moonscape.

Not reported in this round of coverage is the fact that Ilal Ramon carried with him the original of a drawing by Petr Ginz, made at Terezin (Theresienstadt) ghetto in the time he was transported there and lived, until further transport to Auschwitz, and his death. We regret the cutbacks in reporters on stories these days, because this would have interested many since the publishing of Petr Ginz' diary.

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Read about it and see the drawing at "Moon Landscape drawing" at ://www.science.co.il/ilan-ramon/moon-landscape.asp/  See also the Special Exhibit In Honor of Israeli Astronaut Ilan Ramon Yad Vashem, Jerusalem's Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority, at ://www1.yadvashem.org/about_yad/press_room/press_releases/ilan_ramon.html/  It includes information about Petr Ginz and his drawing.

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