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:
Imagine how people grieved bitter tears of regret right up to the moment of death. If only they had immigrated to Zion. If only we’d gone to another country when we could have. If only we’d seen the signs of the times. If only we’d listened. With countless warnings from history, it is hard to grasp how anyone remained hopeful in hostile places. Yet even today Jews in many countries, European and otherwise, are surrounded by growing attitudes similar to the 1930s. Even in our beloved America, we see open anti-Semitism and some “liberal” American Jews think “it can’t happen here.” It can happen anywhere. Jews are often the first target of blame for stock market problems, unemployment, and crime. Some main line churches, yes, and even synagogues, join in calls for boycott and divestment of Israel.