This book of calligraphic work is a stunning tribute to the children whose lives were tragically taken during the Holocaust. Over 75,000 French Jews, including 11,400 innocent children, were deported to extermination camps by Nazi occupying forces during WWII and murdered. Despite years of denial, the French government acknowledged its complicity in these crimes in 1995, a remarkable admission.
Since 1997, plaques honoring the deported children have adorned Parisian schools, urging us to never forget. With more than 350 plaques displayed in school buildings and public parks, their names and ages serve as a haunting reminder. In Paris / Auschwitz: Remembering the Children, artist Eleanor Winters transforms the poignant words from these plaques into captivating calligraphic paintings. Through art's power, Winters strives to amplify the impact of these memorials, preserving the memory of these stolen lives even after 70 years since WWII's end.
Hardcover; 95 pages; 10.25” x 10.25”