12 původních litografií z německých koncentračních táborů

Leo Haas German

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Holocaust survivor Leo Haas illustrated the realities of concentration camps in this portfolio of twelve lithographs. Haas became known for the paintings he created in Theresienstadt, where he worked in the Graphic Department with fellow artists Ferdinand Bloch, Otto Unger, and Bedrich Fritta. After the war, Haas returned to Terezin and found approximately four hundred artworks he had hidden. This portfolio was published two years after Liberation. When the Red Cross sent a delegation to inspect the camp in 1944, the Nazis framed it as a model ghetto, building fake shops, schools, and cafes; planting foliage; and giving new clothes to the prisoners. Plate 5 (shown) depicts prisoners playing music, which may have been for Nazi entertainment or as staging for the Red Cross visit.

12 původních litografií z německých koncentračních táborů, Leo Haas (German, 1901–1983)

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