Oil Painting by Pat Mercer Hutchens from the series Auschwitz Album Revisited. The Jerusalem Connection is offering archival prints (giclées) of these original paintings for a suggested donation of $75. One hundred percent of your donation goes to help support the work of The Jerusalem Connection. Measure of all artwork in this series is 10″x 10″.
From the artist:
Jews were pushed and shoved from the ghetto to boarding/disembarking the trains, then through selection by gender, age and health. These two gentle, delicate ladies with fur coats and salon hair styles appear to be city women from a high station in life, unaccustomed to roughness. They stood in a field of average folks, children, old people, cast offs and all the “unfit.” Some of the women might have been their maids. All of them would have been crammed into the gas chamber. I wondered what the difference was when they went into the gas chambers to die. I think in the end, they would have clung together as Jewish sisters.