The Holocaust is a subject that on the surface seems to defy artistic
representation. The dehumanization, humiliation and mass murder of European Jewry by the Nazis was an event of unparalleled
proportions. Other groups such as Romani and Sinti peoples (Gypsies), Jehovah's Witnesses, homosexuals, political prisoners
and opponents to the Nazi regime became part of the world of the concentration and death camps.
Art had a lot to do with the Nazi regime and has a logical relationship with the Holocaust, despite the aesthetic
and ethical problems that are raised for artists in the aftermath of such horror. Hitler himself aspired to become an artist
but failed admission to art school. Mein Kampf, Hitler's l923 plan for himself and the world, denounced modernism, abstract
and Dadaist art as an affront to civilization.
A MORNING WALK TO THE GAS CHAMBER