Yad Vashem shared this week one of its moving exhibits–a collection of artwork from Felix Nussbaum, who was killed by the Nazis in 1944.
Yad Vashem is Israel’s Holocaust museum and memorial, and is considered a world leader in Shoah preservation.
From Yad Vashem:
Artist Felix Nussbaum was murdered in Auschwitz on August 9th 1944.
In this featured painting, The Refugee, 1939, the Jewish refugee, holding his head in his hands, finds no shelter on the threatening globe, which stands on the table. The entrance to the room, wide open, provides no source of hope either. Symbols of extinction – a tree shedding its leaves and hovering ravens over a corpse – lurk outside.
View this online exhibition of his work here.