Which is the biggest issue for you? For me, it is being a little quick on the trigger.
Felix Nussbaum was a German-Jewish surrealist painter
In the year 1940, he was arrested and taken to the Saint-Cyprien camp in France, in where he spent some time until it was decided to be taken to Germany. In the train ride, he managed to scape and came back to Belgium in which he stayed hidden along with his wife. He was broke but with the help of his art friends, he kept up painting, most of his work reflecting the horror and desperation of the life he had to endure at the concentration camp.
He spent a few years hidden and almost safe, but in the year 1944, his wife and him were found in an attic by the German forces. Arrested, they were first sent to the Mechelen transit camp and finally, the 2d August they arrived to Auschwitz, where Felix was murdered a week later. He was 39 years old.
He might not be extremely attractive, but when I found this painting, I was staring at it for hours, there is something about his eyes and his expression that is indeed tantalizing.
Every time I read or see Jews’ stories on their experience at a concentration camp. I just can’t hold my tears, I feel no gravity in my body and it’s really really depressing…