Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Nazi Drawings

 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.

Images include scenes in gas chambers and abuse of women, children and disabled. 

Lasanski criticized the Catholic church for turning a blind eye to the massacre of Jews, especially children.

Quite an emotional impact.


Taken For Granted said...

This is a powerful exhibit from a deeply disturbing time in history. Unfortunately there are those who would willingly repeat these terrible persecutions.

William Kendall said...

There was an exhibit here at our war museum that included work by a war artist documenting the Holocaust. Haunting to say the least.

Aimz said...

As someone who has Jewish ancestry I say well done to this artist. We need more Jewish art.