Sunday, January 9, 2011

father & child

This watercolor was done from a book called "The last album", by Ann Weiss. These photographs were meant to be destroyed - along with the jewish population. But somehow, these were hidden at great risk & after the war, were discovered in a locked room at Auschwitz. The thing that strikes me most about these gorgeous photos, is the "normalcy" of it all. A wedding, a picnic outside, a mother hugging her daughter, a toast by a woman with a glass of wine. These photos are all that remain for many of these families. This father & child is only one of many photos that tugs at the heart, when one thinks of their fate...

1 comment:

  1. "Tugs at the heart" is right!! :( Very nice painting.