ART IN THE FACE OF THE HOLOCAUST

The below pictures are from the Ringelblum archive at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. Named after Emanuel Ringelblum who was executed on the 7th of March 1944 at the Pawiak Prison in Warsaw.

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I will not say too much about these paintings, I will let them do the talking.

Rozenfeld

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Other pieces of art

1942. Esther Lurie used ink on cardboard to draw this scene. She described here new deportees arriving
in the ghetto, carrying bundles of their meager possessions and scrutinized by armed guards.

lurie

Josef Nassy (1904–1976) was a black expatriate artist of Jewish descent. Nassy was living in Belgium when World War II began, and was one of about 2,000 civilians holding American passports who were confined in German internment camps during the war.

laufen

Fear and separation by Ella Liebermann.

By Felix Nussbaum. Born in 1904, he died at Auschwitz in 1944.

nussbaum

“Kommando”and “Normal life”, by Fernand Van Horen. Van Horen was a Belgian survivor
of Esterwegen and Flossenburg concentration camps.

Children as well as adults documented events of the Holocaust through art. In this child’s drawing, Jews are shown under armed guard, being pushed into a van which will take them to deportation trains.

children

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