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:
So many of the moms appear to have some hope that what has carried them though in normal life will surely be sufficient here. The mother in the front appears to be moving out with her children, and two beautiful round loves of Challah bread for Shabbat. She could not even imagine what they were to face. It is totally out of her experience in life to face the kind of evil that she is literally walking into with her children in hand. For sure the children will be killed by night fall. She may be spared to work, but could end up in Block #24 (a brothel). The slow step by step introduction to the very pit of hell cannot be understood by someone who has not seen it. We can only weep and pray. (Click here to view orginial photo)