Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Buchenwald Room

This is one of the rooms in the Buchenwald Concentration Camp Crematorium building in Germany. The cart in the painting was used then to carry dead bodies of the Jews and other political inmates in the camp. Some friends asked me why I dared to paint this because it gives only bad memories. I said that what I wanted in this painting is for the people to remember what happened during the time of Hitler and that they will learn some lessons from it. I visited the camp on 15 June 2009. After going around and visiting all the buildings, I felt emotionally exhausted and until now I continue to ask how the authorities then can do that to the victims. Really horrible. 

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