Dienstag, 25. Dezember 2018

For Whom the Bell Tolled

The 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic is an occasion to pause and remember all those who died. The influenza pandemic caused an uncertain number of deaths, but estimates place it at about 50 million. At the time of the pandemic, most families had at least one member or knew someone who succumbed to the disease. My great-grandmother died of 1918 influenza, leaving behind seven children. The fear of another pandemic scarred the following generations. Among the victims of the 1918 influenza pandemic there were also some famous artists whose creative trajectory was suddenly stopped.

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