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Art and War

A piece of art creates conflicts in the German Town of Dresden. Syrian-German artist Manaf Halbouni is using three real Busses as installation objects in front of the Frauenkirche.

Once upon a Time we were refugees

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  • Springtime is laughter time for children, but there was no laughter for three-year-old Betti Malek when the Germans crashed through Belgium and took Antwerp in 1940. She was one of numerous child refugees brought from Belgium to England, and one of the million of children who suffered during the five-and-a-half years of war, May 17, 1945. (AP Photo)

  • GERMANY - JUNE 06:  Post WWII German refugees & displaced persons crowding every square inch of a train leaving Berlin  (Photo by Margaret Bourke-White/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

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  • Betti Malek was one of numerous child refugees brought from Belgium to England, 1945. (AP Photo)
  • Post WWII German refugees crowding every square inch of a train leaving Berlin (Getty Images)
  • Syrian refugees in Gaziantep, 2016
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  • Angela Merkel is visiting a refugee Camp in Nizip/Gaziantep, 2016

Art in Ausschwitz

 

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  • "The Sketchbook from Auschwitz" contains 22 pictures drawn in 1943 by an unknown prisoner at the camp.
  • Jan Komski, Birkenau (Auschwitz II). Komski lived in one of these barracks
  • Women are tattooed soon after arrival. This was a shocking greeting for new arrivals. This number was more important than a family name.
  • After the execution in the gravel pit, some SS of the firing squad, pose proudly for snapshot.
  • Executions had to be witnessed by the entire population of the camp. Everyone stood at attention and in complete silence.
  • Corpses, stacked high in the Crematorium I storage chamber. The burial was simple - in the fire and smoke of the furnaces.
  • Dissident artist Franciszek Jaźwiecki was producing hiddenly drawings in Auschwitz.
  • The majority of the drawings include the subject's prisoner number.
  • The Nazis prohibited drawing, and artists risked severe punishment, including death, for documenting their surroundings.

 

“The Sketchbook from Auschwitz” contains 22 pictures drawn in 1943 by an unknown prisoner at the camp.

Erich Mühsam: a short life for anarchism and poetry

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  • Erich Mühsam, aged 50
  • Mühsam's gravestone in Berlin, Waldfriedhof Dahlem. In memoriam his wife Zenzl Mühsam
  • stumblestone in front of the Buddenbrookhouse, a museum in Lübeck, in the cellar you find some items of Erich Mühsam
  • First edition of Fanal (1926)

Erich Muehsam was born in Berlin on April 6, 1878. While his brother Hans became a physician and his sister Charlotte married Leo Landau, a lawyer, Erich chose a different path and became an anarchist author, poet, and publisher.

100 Years ago the World was at the Brink of WW I

 

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  • Conrad Felixmüller, People across the world, in memory of Liebknecht and Luxemburg, 1919
  • Otto Dix, Dead mean before the position near Tahure-The war, 1924
  • "be tributary to the authorities", part of 17 drawings of George Grosz for the Theatre-Performance "Schwejik" at the avantgarde Piscator-stage in Berlin, 1928
  • "March march Hurrah" Lithografie by Erich Büttner in the German magazine "Kriegszeit-Künstlerflugblätter" (Wartimes-artists's leaflets) , 1914
  • Willy Jäckel, Memento, 1914-1915
  • Charlotte Berend, Anita Berber, 1919

In July 1914 WW I started as a global war concentrated on Europe. It lasted until November 1918. Around 14 million combatants were killed.