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Homage to Eveline Israelowic


59 x 45 cm (h x w)

acrylic on paper

Eveline Israelowicz, was murdered in Auschwitz at the age of 15. She was born 30 October 1926 in Essen Germany. The family Israelowicz moved in the fall of 1933 to Rotterdam. The family eventually moved to Hilversum. She was 13 when in May 1940 the Germans invade the Netherlands. From September 1, 1941, Jewish children had to go to separate schools and were no longer allowed to go to public schools. In 1942 the Germans forced her family to live in Asterdorp under duress of anti-Jewish measures. In August 1942 they were brought to Auschwitz. I assume this was via Camp Westerbork, Netherlands, a place known as “the gateway to Hell”. It was a transit camp to concentration camps like Auschwitz and Sobibor. Around 30-09-1942 she was murdered in Auschwitz at the age of 15.

This portrait of Eveline is part of my series “Resonance - Never Forget”. Her life was taken by Germans adhering to an evil racist regime. Each portrait of these children is a contemplation of sorts for me, on their life. While her death pains me in its dimensions of evil, heartlessness and senselessness, I still want to celebrate her life with this work.

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