Dutch Investigators Finally Gain Access to MH17 Remains Caroline Bankoff, Daily Intelligencer (July 21, 2014) Last week’s shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in…
April 7, 2011
Up to 1,000 Bodies Left Untouched Near Troubled Nuke Plant Kyodo News (March 31, 2011) I started this new post on the aftermath in Japan…
March 24, 2011
Hasty Burial for the Dead Collides With Tradition Michael Wines, The New York Times (March 24, 2011) Families of the tsunami’s victims faced a mass…
November 6, 2010
Artist’s Study of Island Brings the Dead to Life
Adam Geller, Associated Press (October 30, 2010)
Hart Island Project
This is a really compelling article about a New York burial ground for unclaimed bodies. Adam Geller, from the Associated Press, wrote a lengthy piece about both Hart Island (the cemetery) and artist Melinda Hunt, who turned Hart Island into a fascinating artistic project.
It’s a great read. You will find similar kinds of articles in the Death + The Economy section of Death Ref. There is no shortage of unclaimed dead bodies these days.
At top is a short section from a documentary entitled Hart Island: An American Cemetery.
Artist’s Study of Island Brings the Dead to Life Adam Geller, Associated Press (October 30, 2010) Hart Island Project Melinda Hunt This is a…
January 19, 2010
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January 19, 2010
As Haitians Flee, the Dead Go Uncounted Damien Cave, New York Times (January 18, 2010) Last home of country’s most famous families turns from place…
January 18, 2010
How can a country in the grip of an apocalyptic tragedy deal in a dignified way with its victims? Paul Harris, The Guardian (January 17,…