Emile Franken’s Testimony in Cartoon Form

History of Sorts

A picture tells a thousand words, and in this case they really do, The drawings and cartoon are made by Emile Franken. I am not sure what happened to Emile. I do know he was born on April 15,1921, somewhere in the Netherlands.

I also know he spent time in Vught concentration camp, and from there he was transported to Westerbork on October 18,1943. After that he must have been deported to Auschwitz Birkenau, because his art is about Birkenau. The caption of the drawing at the top of the blog says “`Breaktime at the planes Birkenau’ Auschwitz Birkenau (concentration camp).”

`Life in Lower Birkenau Poland 1944 Latrine at Night in Block.’ Auschwitz Birkenau (Concentration camp).

`Arrival and transport in Birkenau , Selection for crematorium, The last clothes are taken away, Hair cutting”

I don’t know if Emile survived, I doubt it very much but his drawings make his experiences…

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