50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz

50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz

Jacob Miller - July 29, 2017

50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
Spilled soup
Author: Mieczysław Kościelniak
Small feather, Indian ink, paper, 55 x 41 cm, Poland 1946. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
Letter from home
Author: Mieczysław Kościelniak
Small feather, black ink, paper, 53 x 40 cm, Poland 1945. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
Visiting a sick man
Author: Mieczysław Kościelniak
Small feather, black ink, paper, 53 x 40 cm, Poland 1946. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
Soup
Author: Halina Ołomucka
Oil painting, canvas, 73 x 54 cm, 1963. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
Here’s the man – episode from a concentration camp
Author: Czesław Lenczowski
Oil painting, canvas, 54,5 x 68,5 cm, Poland 1960. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
Prayer
Author: Halina Ołomucka
Oil painting, canvas, 55,2 x 38 cm. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
Before selection
Author: Halina Ołomucka
Mixed technique, cardboard, 40 x 60 cm. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
First steps in the camp
Author: Halina Ołomucka
Mixed techinque, cardboard, 49,5 x 33,5 cm. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
Last kiss
Author: Halina Ołomucka
Mixed technique, cardboard, 24 x 32,5 cm. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
Last breath
Author: Halina Ołomucka
Oil painting, canvas, 80 x 59,5 cm, 1965. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
Warm up
Author: Jan Baraś-Komski
Oil painting, canvas, 123 x 151 cm, USA 1970-80. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
An unusual team for a roller
Author: Jan Baraś-Komski
Small feather, Indian ink, cardboard, 52 x 69 cm, USA 1970-80. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
Children… children…
Author: Zinowij Tołkaczew
Lithography, paper, 22 x 12,3 cm, Soviet Union 1945. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
On the way to work
Author: Janina Tollik
Oil painting, canvas, 65 x 81 cm, Warsaw 1991. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
A face from the female camp
Author: Jan Baraś-Komski
Watercolors, cardboard, 50 x 35,5 cm, USA 1970-80. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
Marching out to Abbruch
Author: Wincenty Gawron
Pencil, paper, 24 x 32,3 cm, KL Auschwitz 1942. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
Mother’s tragedy
Author: Jan Baraś-Komski
Small feather, Indian ink, cardboard, 19,8 x 26,3 cm, Germany 1945. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
River Soła regulation I
Author: Włodzimierz Siwierski
Pencil, paper, 14,4 x 9,3 cm, KL Auschwitz 1940. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
Phantoms are back
Author: Czesław Lenczowski
Oil painting, canvas, 68 x 86 cm, Stary Sącz 1942. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
Driller
Author: Adam Grochowski
Watercolors, paper, 27,5 x 19 cm, KL Mauthausen-Gusen 1944. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
Roll-call 1941/1942
Author: Wincenty Gawron
Oil painting, plywood, 87 x 105 cm, USA 1964. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
Collecting spilled soup
Author: Władysław Siwek
Watercolor, paper, 70 x 99 cm, Oświęcim 1950. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
Loading sick people on car
Author: Jerzy Potrzebowski
Watercolour, paper, 89 x 124 cm, Oświęcim 1950. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
Awaiting Transportation to a Gas Chamber
Author: Jerzy Potrzebowski
Watercolor, paper, 89 x 121 cm, Oświęcim 1950. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50 Haunting Paintings and Drawings by the Prisoners of Auschwitz
Sick prisoner
Author: Mieczysław Kościelniak
Watercolors, cardboard, 48 x 39 cm, Warsaw 1947. Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.

 

Where Did We Find This Stuff? Some Sources and Further Reading

US Holocaust Memorial Museum – Wannsee Conference And The “Final Solution”

History Channel – Nazi Officials Discuss “Final Solution” At The Wannsee Conference

US Holocaust Memorial Museum – Einsatzgruppen Death Squads

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU – The Extermination Procedure In The Gas Chambers

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU – Daily Life at Auschwitz Concentration Camp

The Holocaust – Life In Auschwitz

History Collection – Notes from Hell: Auschwitz Inmate’s Hidden Testimony Finally Revealed in Messages Left Behind

History Channel – Horrors of Auschwitz: The Numbers Behind WWII’s Deadliest Concentration Camp

National Geographic Channel – The First Official Jewish Transport To Auschwitz Brought 999 Young Women

The Conversation – Auschwitz: Women Used Different Survival And Sabotage Strategies Than Men At Nazi Death Camp

Associate Press – Plaques Changed at Auschwitz-Birkenau

BBC News – ‘I Was 90% Dead’: Henri’s Story Of Surviving Auschwitz

The Guardian – Auschwitz: A Short History Of The Largest Mass Murder Site In Human History

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU – Prisoner Numbers

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU – The Number Of Victims

Smithsonian Magazine – What Happened After the Liberation of Auschwitz

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