Charlottes Paintings

von | Jul 9, 2015 | 0 Kommentare

It is such a sad story to tell – about the short life of Charlotte Salomon. Just by chance I heard of this german painter, who was murdered 26 years old at KZ Auschwitz 1943.

Charlotte Salomon Selfportrait

Charlotte Salomon selfportrait

A friend of my daughter had to talk about her in school  and I was instantly fascinated. This young girl Charlotte painted in 18 months more then 1300 gouaches in an expressionistic style!

Charlotte Salomon

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She used to live in Berlin Wilmersdorf just a few streets away from where I live – and in front of her house you find a „stolperstein“, a golden stone in the pavement to remember her and all the victims of the shoa. There are so many of those stones around here.

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The 16th of April is Charlottes birthday – a good day to remember her and her wonderful paintings and not forget about all that suffering and sorrow that has happend around here.