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Warsaw Ghetto destroyed, Jews “Forcibly pulled out of dug-outs”

This picture broke my heart knowing the horrible agony and murder awaiting these Jewish men, women, and children. It’s almost too sick to believe it is a real photo, but it is, taken by German propaganda. Their title of the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year :) Darkest posts from 2015

Alfred Kubin., Tormented. Harvey Marcus, Myra Hindley: When Art is Evil. Danzig Baldaev, Scenes from the Gulag Mendel Grossman, Lodz Ghetto Magritte, the Menaced Assassin Killers Among Us

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Lee Miller

Lee Miller was an extraordinary Jewish American photographer and model who, through acquaintance/sexual liaisons with several famous Surrealists and photographers,  became  a Surrealist and documentary photographer of WWII, traveling to the front where no women were allowed, and shooting famous images of … Continue reading

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Lionel S. Reiss, Courtyard in Chelm

Illustration of Chelm, Eastern Poland, before World War II and the Holocaust. Almost all 15,000 Jews of this town were exterminated in the concentration Sobibor by 1940.

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Scenes from Buchenwald

Although I usually post on art, a post by Mogromo about his Uncle at Dachau concentration camp got me thinking about a shocking film I saw that the Allies took shortly after WWII. They forced German civilians (mainly women, who else was … Continue reading

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Ben Shahn, (1898 Russia- 1969 US), Liberation

The work below Liberation (1945), is Ben Shahn’s celebration of the end of Fascism. It is really touching and evocative. The foreground shows children playing, symbolizing exhilaration. The background shows the rubble of buildings, devastated by the War and symbolic … Continue reading

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Felix Nussbaum, murdered Jewish artist by Nazis. The Secret, 1939

The Secret: whispers of concentration camps? or just of Jews being shot in pits?

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Felix Nussbaum, murdered Jewish artist by Nazis. Masquerade, 1939

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Felix Nussbaum, Self-Portrait with Identity Card, 1943

This painting always haunted me, before I discovered that in fact, Felix Nussbaum was gassed at Auschwitz. (His whole family was murdered). This painting was created while Nussbaum was in hiding from the Nazis. So many labeled degenerate artists were … Continue reading

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Lore Krüger, German Jewish photographer, anti-fascist, survivor, interned at Gurs concentration camp

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