The annihilation of the artists but not the legacy.

History of Sorts

Self_Portrait_with_Jewish_Identity_Card_-Felix_Nussbaum_-_1943

I am not saying I am a great lover of art but the fact that I am from a nation that has produced some of the greatest artist in history, probably means there is a bit or “artist” DNA in me.

During WWII many Jewish artists were butchered by the Nazi regime. What the Nazi’s didn’t envisage is that you can kill the artist but his legacy will live on, for they put their heart and soul in their work.

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The 2 paintings above were painted by Felix Nussbaum (11 December 1904 – 9 August 1944) was a German-Jewish surrealist painter. Nussbaum’s artwork gives a rare glimpse into the essence of one individual among the victims of the Holocaust.

1944 was the year in which the plans of Nazi Germany had the greatest impact on the Nussbaum family.  In July, Nussbaum and his wife were found hiding in an attic by German armed forces…

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