One Word, 6 Million Times: “And Every Single One Was Someone.” 

Today is the the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and UN General Assembly has designated this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. 

It started innocently enough. As a math and Jewish studies teacher in a Jewish day school, Phil Chernofsky was looking for a different and meaningful way for his students to relate to the Holocaust.

From that challenge comes  “And Every Single One Was Someone”

The  cover depicts a Jewish prayer shawl and has no words.

The entire book consists of just one word: Jew. It is repeated 6 million times.

Each page has 40 columns of 120 lines — 4,800 “Jews.” The font is, of course,  Minion.

The book weighs 7.3 pounds.

The publisher’s goal is to eventually to print six million copies.

Story in the New York Times: Holocaust Told in One Word, 6 Million Times