The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum owns a surprisingly large collection of works by artists who were once imprisoned at Auschwitz. The portraits, which comprise the majority of the collection, depict the psychological and physical suffering of the prisoners without actually portraying the terror and violence. The artworks are fundamental expressions of life, in which the usual distance between the producer, recipient and portrayed person is removed.

Artistic director: Jürgen Kaumkötter

Artists: former prisoners of the Auschwitz death camp

Venues and schedule:
Berlin, 22 May - 28 August 2005
Osnabrück, September - November 2005
Kraków, December - March 2006
Brussels, spring 2006

Con­tact

Museumspädagogischer Dienst Berlin

Klosterstraße 68-70

10179 Berlin