Baker Museum has a sobering exhibition of drawings by Mauricio Lasanski. A son of Jewish immigrants who fled to Argentina from Lithuania, Lasanski moved to the USA and became a noted printmaker.
Following the arrest and subsequent trial of Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichman in the 1960s, Lasansky was driven to create this disturbing series of 33 large-scale drawings.
Lasanski criticized the Catholic church for turning a blind eye to the massacre of Jews, especially children.
Quite an emotional impact.
This is a powerful exhibit from a deeply disturbing time in history. Unfortunately there are those who would willingly repeat these terrible persecutions.
There was an exhibit here at our war museum that included work by a war artist documenting the Holocaust. Haunting to say the least.
As someone who has Jewish ancestry I say well done to this artist. We need more Jewish art.
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