Powerful writing Steven, thanks for posting.
How our perceptions of what is acceptable, to represent something that should never be forgotten is represented, change over time, seems key to remembering atrocity.
In a weird kind of way, even that account of dark humor serves to preserve the horror.
If we destroy all the artifacts created at the time of atrocity, do we really still have the ability to still comprehend the atrocity afterwards?
That is a question I find myself asking when we see statues connected with slavery being taken down en-mass.
Slavery, and inumanity, seems to be a recurring theme. There is obviously something we are not doing right!