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Powerful Holocaust Art on Temporary Display in Washington
Felix Nussbaum Orgelmann (Organ Grinder), 1942/1943
Felix Nussbaum (1904 – 1944) was a German-Jewish surrealist painter. Nussbaum’s work gives insights into the essence of one person among the victims of the Holocaust. Nussbaum completed this work after his escape from an internment camp in southern France (Saint-Cyprien). However, he did not survive the war. Nussbaum was murdered at Auschwitz at the age of 39.
This powerful portrait is temporarily on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC on loan from the Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung.