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R237 – Disharmony in Harmony

This painting represents my perspective of how religions were viewed and perceived during the Holocaust. When I made this painting I was inspired by different religions like Judaism, Christianity, Islam. I love and I respect all religions. In this painting, I wanted to point out the religious intolerance between the Holocaust and the chaos of […continue]

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R236 – Fight the Fear

Anne Frank journal impressed me very much. It represents “the root” of my work which tries to underline the fears and sufferings of the human being during the Holocaust.

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R235 – Vicissitude

The black wave, the lugubrious wave of darkness pours over our hearts in an infinite scream of screams. Howling! Howls of pain being man, screams terrified…. In horror people look at each other, but, they are no longer living beings with a soul. Then the crows devour their body, the appearance of the shadow of […continue]

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R224 – Kindertransport

This drawing signed by Adrian Basu was inspired by Lilli Tauber’s story. Jewish kids were forced to abandon their families just to stay alive. Kindetransport saved many lives from Nazi hate and destruction.

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R222 – Enclosed suffering

This painting is about the men, women and children who suffered in the Nazi extermination camps (suggested by the barbed wire) and lost their lives or were forever marked by this experience.

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R221 – Lost Humanity

The painting Lost humanity depicts the tragedy of the Holocaust. Jewish people were sent to extermination camps (suggested by the fences with the Nazi flag and barbed wire) where they lost their life or suffered a lot (the main figure is like a shadow, bent in a cry). The days and nights of their suffering […continue]

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R214 – Hope in humanity

This painting depicts a sad teddy bear and a luggage with a number, as a symbol of the Jewish kids who were forced to leave their families and homes in Kindertransport in order to stay alive.

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R213 – Children of the Holocaust

The drawing is in black and white. A Jewish girl stands behind a barbed wire fence, while hands of her oppressors cut her hair, threaten her with a gun and do medical procedures.

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R1 – The Last Smile

“The Last Smile” is inspired by a photo from the “US Holocaust Memorial Museum” project. The background captures the largest and most frightening concentration camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau, where at least 1.1 million innocent people were killed there, more than 90% of whom were Jews.

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Dear Kitty…

Anne Frank invokes her journal: “Dear Kitty, I want to be alive even if I am sent to death…”

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