Nie pozwólcie umrzeć naszym obrazom – Lasst unsere Bilder nicht sterben – Don‘t let our pictures die – Felka Platek / Felix Nussbaum
An International Auschwitz Committee exhibition in cooperation with the German Resistance Memorial Center, the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, and the International Youth Meeting Center in Oświęcim/Auschwitz
As part of the worldwide commemoration of the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and to mark the 11th International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the International Auschwitz Committee in cooperation with the German Resistance Memorial Center, the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, and the International Youth Meeting Center in Oświęcim/Auschwitz presents the exhibition:
Don't let our pictures die!
Felka Platek / Felix Nussbaum
Diary texts: Christoph Heubner
Drawings: Petra Rosemann
Exhibition design: Karl Lehmann
Breathless and unambiguous, one of the painter Felix Nussbaum's last statements stands out in the present day and for all time to come: "If I perish, don't let my pictures die!" In 1944, after years of flight, indignity, and persecution, Felix Nussbaum and his wife, the Warsaw-born Polish-Jewish painter Felka Platek, were deported from their last hiding place in Brussels to Auschwitz. There, all trace of them disappears. The exhibition approaches their life stories, as the Polish student Joanna Durkacz described it while looking at their work: "The whole world should know about these people and their pictures."
The exhibition opened on January 26, 2016, in the German Resistance Memorial Center, Stauffenbergstraße 13-14, 10785 Berlin, 2nd floor, hall B.
Opening speech: Prof. Dr. Johannes Tuchel
Words of welcome: Marian Turski, Auschwitz survivor
Words of welcome: Günter Saathoff, Co-Director EVZ Foundation
Words of welcome: Sebastian Techen, trainee at Volkswagen AG
Opening: Klaus Staeck, Graphic artist
Introduction: Christoph Heubner
The exhibition was on display in the special exhibition area on the first floor until April 3, 2016.
Mon-Wed, Fri 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thurs 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat, Sun and public holidays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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