Kiya Hendrix is a 17 year old student at Hunterdon Central Regional High School. Kiya has a love of the arts, including photography and film, aspiring to attend college to become a director of cinematography. She also has a love for history and learning about the past.
In April 2019 Kiya, along with other Hunterdon Central students, set off on an unforgettable journey to Czechia and Poland. On this trip they would see some of the horrors of the Holocaust. Kiya and her peers were able to learn more about the Jewish community and what once happened during that turbulent time. Kiya took this trip as an opportunity to record her journey, with her aptitude for photography and film, giving others a chance to experience what she saw.
In her works, Kiya reflects some of the places and events she saw – for example; the beauty of Prague, and the sadness and inhumanity of the concentration camps in Majdanek and Auschwitz. On her trip, Kiya saw many treacherous images, however, through it all she learned more about the Holocaust than she had ever hoped.