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Photograph 1-Wounded Landscapes Exhibition-Arie Galles-Fourteen Stations-Hey Yud Dalet-Installation-3-11 to 4-26-2014

Photograph 2-Wounded Landscapes Exhibition-Arie Galles-Karen Baldner-Bjorn Krondorfer-3-26-2014

Photograph 3-Wounded Landscapes Exhibition-Arie Galles-Sara Nuss-Galles-3-26-2014

Photograph 4-Wounded Landscapes Exhibition-Arie Galles-Fourteen Stations-Hey Yud Dalet-Installation-3-11 to 4-26-2014

Photograph 5-Wounded Landscapes Exhibition-Arie Galles-Fourteen Stations-Hey Yud Dalet-Installation-3-11 to 4-26-2014

Photograph 6-Wounded Landscapes Exhibition-Arie Galles-Fourteen Stations-Hey Yud Dalet-Installation-3-11 to 4-26-2014

Photograph 7-Wounded Landscapes Exhibition-Arie Galles-Fourteen Stations-Hey Yud Dalet-Installation-3-11 to 4-26-2014

Photograph 8-Wounded Landscapes Exhibition-Arie Galles-Fourteen Stations-Hey Yud Dalet-Installation-3-11 to 4-26-2014

Photograph 9-Wounded Landscapes Exhibition-Arie Galles-Fourteen Stations-Hey Yud Dalet-Installation-3-11 to 4-26-2014

Photograph 10-Wounded Landscapes Exhibition-Arie Galles-Fourteen Stations-Hey Yud Dalet-Installation-3-11 to 4-26-2014

Photograph 11-Wounded Landscapes Exhibition-Arie Galles-Fourteen Stations-Hey Yud Dalet-Installation-3-11 to 4-26-2014

Photograph 12-Wounded Landscapes Exhibition-Arie Galles-Fourteen Stations-Hey Yud Dalet-Installation-3-11 to 4-26-2014

Photograph 13-Wounded Landscapes Exhibition-Arie Galles-Fourteen Stations-Hey Yud Dalet-Installation-3-11 to 4-26-2014

Photograph 14-Wounded Landscapes Exhibition-Arie Galles-Fourteen Stations-Hey Yud Dalet-Installation-3-11 to 4-26-2014

Photograph 15-Wounded Landscapes Exhibition-Arie Galles-Fourteen Stations-Hey Yud Dalet-Installation-3-11 to 4-26-2014

Photograph 16-Wounded Landscapes Exhibition-Arie Galles-Fourteen Stations-Hey Yud Dalet-Installation-3-11 to 4-26-2014

Photograph 17-Wounded Landscapes Exhibition-Arie Galles-Fourteen Stations-Hey Yud Dalet-Installation-3-11 to 4-26-2014

Photograph 18-Wounded Landscapes Exhibition-Arie Galles-Fourteen Stations-Hey Yud Dalet-Installation-3-11 to 4-26-2014

Photograph 19-Wounded Landscapes Exhibition-Arie Galles-Fourteen Stations-Hey Yud Dalet-Installation-3-11 to 4-26-2014

Photograph 20-Wounded Landscapes Exhibition-Arie Galles-Fourteen Stations-Hey Yud Dalet-Installation-3-11 to 4-26-2014

Photograph 1: FAU Gallery Installation/Exhibition Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet 

Photograph: OCCCA-UFORA Installation/Exhibition Close Up Detail - Hey Yud Dalet Preparatory Drawings 

Photograph 1: OCCCA-UFORA Installation 10-2-2011 - Hey Yud Dalet with the Artist Arie Galles  

Photograph 2: FAU Gallery Installation Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet 

Photograph 3: FAU Gallery Installation Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet 

Photograph 4: FAU Gallery Installation Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet 

Photograph 5: FAU Gallery Installation Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet 

Photograph 6: FAU Gallery Installation Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet 

Photograph 7: FAU Gallery Installation Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet 

Photograph 8: FAU Gallery Installation Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet 

Photograph 1: SOKA Gallery Installation 2006  

Photograph 2 SOKA Gallery Installation 2006  

Photograph 3: SOKA Gallery Installation 2006  

Photograph 5: SOKA Gallery Installation 2006  

Photograph 6: SOKA Gallery Installation 2006  

Photograph 7: SOKA Gallery Installation 2006  

Arie Galles Presentating at SOKA Gallery Installation 2006  

Photograph 1: Mizel Gallery Installation Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet 

Photograph 2: Mizel Gallery Installation Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet

Photograph 3: Mizel Gallery Installation Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet

Photograph 4: Mizel Gallery Installation Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet

Photograph 1: Mizel Gallery Installation Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet 

Photograph 2: Mizel Gallery Installation Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet

Photograph 3: Mizel Gallery Installation Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet

Photograph 4: Mizel Gallery Installation Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet

Photograph 5: Trenton Gallery Reflected-Light Installation

Photograph 6: Trenton Gallery Reflected-Light Installation

Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet #1 Sep 29 – Nov 24, 1996 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet #2 Sep 29 – Nov 24, 1996 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet #3 Sep 29 – Nov 24, 1996 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet #4 Sep 29 – Nov 24, 1996 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet  #5 “Auschwitz-Birkenau 1”, Auschwitz-Birkenau 2”, “Belzec”, “Treblinka” studies Sep 29 – Nov 24, 1996 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet #6 “Treblinka” (in progress) 11 Pen & lnk studies Sep 29 – Nov 24, 1996 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet #7 “Bergen-Belsen, “Maidanek” Sep 29 – Nov 24, 1996 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet #8 “Bergen-Belsen, “Babi Yar.”(studies) “Chelmno” Sep 29 – Nov 24, 1996 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet  #9 “Chelmno” & small studies Sep 29 – Nov 24, 1996 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet #10 “Babi Yar” & “Belzec” Sep 29 – Nov 24, 1996 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet  #1 “Babi Yar”, “Auschwitz-Birkenau 2”, Small Studies Oct 15 – Nov 16, 1998 Installation, Tyler Art Gallery, SUNY, Oswego, NY

Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet #2 “Sobibor”, “Maidanek”, “Treblinka”, “Chelmno” Oct 15 – Nov 16, 1998 Installation, Tyler Art Gallery, SUNY, Oswego, NY

Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet #3 “Chelmno” & “Bergen-Belsen” Oct 15 – Nov 16, 1998 Installation, Tyler Art Gallery, SUNY, Oswego, NY

Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet #4 “Chelmno”, “Bergen-Belsen”, “Treblinka”, “Sobibor”, “Babi Yar” (Studies) Oct 15 – Nov 16, 1998 Installation, Tyler Art Gallery, SUNY, Oswego, NY

Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet  #5 “Treblinka”, “Sobibor”, “Babi Yar” (Studies) Oct 15 – Nov 16, 1998 Installation, Tyler Art Gallery, SUNY, Oswego, NY

#1 Overview Fourteen Stations - Hey Yud Dalet - R to L – Khurbn Prologue, #1 Auschwitz-Birkenau, #2 Babi Yar, #3 Buchenwald, #4 Belzec Aug 29 – Nov 11, 2002 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

#2 Overview R to L - #5 Bergen-Belsen, #6 Gross-Rosen, #7 Dachau, #8 Chelmno, #9 Treblinka, #10 Mauthausen Aug 29 – Nov 11, 2002 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

#3 Overview R to L - #11 Maidanek, #12 Sobibor, #13 Ravensbruck, #14 Stutthof, Khurbn Prologue Aug 29 – Nov 11, 2002 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

#4 Overview Arie Galles at the exhibition on Sep 30, 2002 Aug 29 – Nov 11, 2002 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

#5 Prologue Wall Khurbn Prologue Aug 29 – Nov 11, 2002 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

#6 Wall 1 R to L – Station #1 Auschwitz-Birkenau, Station #2 Babi Yar Aug 29 – Nov 11, 2002 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

#7 Wall 2 R to L – Station #3 Buchenwald, Station #4 Belzec Aug 29 – Nov 11, 2002 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

#8 Wall 3 R to L – Station #5 Bergen-Belsen, Station #6 Gross-Rosen Aug 29 – Nov 11, 2002 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ  

#9 Wall 4 R to L – Station #7 Dachau, Station #8 Chelmno Aug 29 – Nov 11, 2002 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

#10 Wall 5 R to L – Station #9 Treblinka, Station #10 Mauthausen Aug 29 – Nov 11, 2002 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

#11 Wall 6 R to L – Station #11 Maidanek, Station #12 Sobibor Aug 29 – Nov 11, 2002 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

#12 Wall 7 R to L – Station #13 Ravensbruck, Station #14 Stutthof Aug 29 – Nov 11, 2002 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

#13 Entrance to gallery Aug 29 – Nov 11, 2002 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

#14 Arie A. Galles at the entrance to gallery Aug 29 – Nov 11, 2002 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

#15 Entrance to Gallery Aug 29 – Nov 11, 2002 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

#16 Entrance to Gallery of Small Studies and Woodcuts Aug 29 – Nov 11, 2002 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

#17 Small studies R to L – Bergen-Belsen, Treblinka (Charcoal, pen & ink) Aug 29 – Nov 11, 2002 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

#18 Small studies R to L – Maidanek, Mauthausen, Chelmno (Charcoal &Woodcut, Pen & Ink, Woodcut) Aug 29 – Nov 11, 2002 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

#19 Small studies R to L – Chelmno, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Bergen-Belsen (Woodcut, Charcoal, Woodcut) Aug 29 – Nov 11, 2002 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

#20 Small studies R to L – Dachau, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Babi-Yar (Pen & Ink, Pen & Ink, Woodcut) Aug 29 – Nov 11, 2002 Installation, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

Dr. Elie Wiesel and Arie A. Galles at the Premiere Exhibition of the “Fourteen Stations/Hey Yud Dalet” Suite. Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ October 8, 2002

Fourteen Stations- Hey Yud Dalet- Univesity of Minnesota

Fourteen Stations- Hey Yud Dalet- Univesity of Minnesota

Fourteen Stations- Hey Yud Dalet- Univesity of Minnesota



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The section of Beethoven's score for the final movement of his Ninth Symphony, which forms the background in my piece, is almost completely destroyed. The eraser marks leave Schiller's words barely readable. The Wehrmacht's eagle and the double image of Wehrmacht troops breaking the border barrier of Poland on September 1st, 1939, starting World War II, are stark.

 

The irony of the wings of the Nazi eagle (and the secondary pair of "dragon-fly-like wings," created by the grouping of the soldiers) hovering over the erased score and the words of two great Germans, touched me to the depth of my being. I wonder whether these smiling soldiers, in the obviously posed photograph, made it alive to the end of the horror they so casually let loose upon the world. I wonder whether they were aware of the great import of their actions as they were opening the first wound of what was to be a bloody five-and-a-half-year torture session of my parents' homeland, and the rest of Europe. The Einsatzgruppen, the Gestapo, and the SS, as well as Wehrmacht units and individual soldiers, could only do their work under the umbrella created by the Wehrmacht's conquest.

 

Loading PictureI do not, nor have I ever seen every Wehrmacht soldier as a murderous thug. During the first months of occupation of Sanok (our town in Poland), my mother was stopped, after curfew, by a Wehrmacht officer. (She says he was a Captain, but I don't know if she knew the rank. She did, however, speak German well, having been educated during the Austro-Hungarian control of Galicia.) He questioned her as to who she was and why she was out, and she told him that she had no food for her and my sister. He asked her where she lived, and after she told  him, he let her go without arresting her. She stayed up all night worrying why she told him she was a Jew and why she gave him the correct address. In the morning he showed up with two soldiers, he brought some food and the soldiers chopped some wood for her to use. He told her that he is a front-line soldier, and he has to go where he is sent, but that there are others who will come and do us harm. I first heard this story from my mom when I was about eight years old when we were still living in Poland.

 

Nonetheless, I see the Wehrmacht in World War II as a Juggernaut destroying all in its path and, in the process, almost erasing the noble achievements of such Germans as Beethoven and Schiller. The Wehrmacht brought everything in its wake except a "Brotherhood of all Men."

 

 
 

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