Hidden drawings from Nazi concentration camp on display

AFP – Secret drawings and sketches that a Czech artist produced and kept hidden from his Nazi captors inside a World War II concentration camp went on display at the Jewish Museum in Berlin on Friday.

Bedrich Fritta was 35 years old when he was imprisoned with his wife and baby son at the Theresienstadt Ghetto near Prague, which the Hitler propaganda machine vaunted as a “model camp” by hiding the true fate of Europe’s Jews.

Artists, writers and musicians whose talents were exploited by the Nazis were held at the camp in the fortress town of Terezin in today’s Czech Republic where Fritta, as head of a team of artists, had access to Indian ink and paper.

Clandestinely he built up a body of work including a drawing of a couple embracing by a food shop and perfumery, the facades of which fail to hide a mass grave of skulls and bones.


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