Wrtist Nelly Toll, right, talks to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (Britta Pedersen/Pool via AP) (Britta Pedersen/Pool via AP)
Germany Holocaust Art

The works show the cruel reality of the Holocaust and the inmates’ artistic escapism into realms of imagination.

A hundred artworks created by Jewish artists during the Holocaust are going on show in Berlin — the first time the collection from the Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem has been displayed outside Israel.

The exhibition opening at the German Historical Museum on Monday includes work by Jewish artists in hiding, in concentration and labor camps, and in ghettos. Of the 50 artists featured, 25 were murdered by the Nazis.

The works show the cruel reality of the Holocaust and the inmates’ artistic escapism into realms of imagination.

The show’s curator, Yad Vashem’s Eliad Moreh-Rosenberg, called the creation of art during the Holocaust an “uncompromising act of resistance” by artists in mortal danger.

The show runs through April 3.

By: AP